It's all about the Blades

It`s all about the blades! In this episode we briefly show some of the Chef`s favorite knives. They include: Gyutou / Chef`s Knive, Usuba / Vegetable Knive, Honesuki / Bonning Knife, Deba Bocho / Fish Knife, Sashimi Bocho / Sashimi Knive

It`s all about White Croaker

It`s all about White Croaker. This inexpensive and versatile fish, which is in season from Spring to early Summer, can be enjoyed in many ways. In this episode the Chef first serves it as sashimi with a refreshing cucumber water. In the second dish he decided to stuff it with fresh herbs and roast it in the oven. two different applications, both equally enjoyable.

It`s all about Ochazuke

It`s all about Ochazuke. This ideal comfort food blends together rice and tea, along with dashi, nori, senbei and fish to be eaten late night or even early afternoon during the cold winter and early spring season. What makes this dish especially great is that you can include almost anything in it, from left overs to home cooking to fine dining. So grab your favorite tea, some rice and list of ingredients and enjoy a truly great comfort food.

It`s all about coconut milk

It`s all about coconut milk.

In this episode the Chef makes Asian Fish Stew and Coconut Creme Brulee. The fish stew or soup, uses any white fish, chilies, fish sauce, lime juice and several other ingredients including- coconut milk and saffron and is served on rice. The Brulee uses coconut milk instead of cream and lime sugar to compliment the Asian influence of this classic desert.

It's all about the Rice Cooker

It`s all about the rice cooker. In this episode we decided to have fun and challenge ourselves to make 3 separate dishes using the rice cooker. The first dish is a Japanese classic - Takikome Gohan. With this rice dish the Chef decided to use konbu and dried shiitake for the dashi, along with chicken and 7 other seasonal ingredients to make this savory rice dish. Then a simple Whole Snapper with rice and sake, mirin and shoyu. This steams the fish and flavors the rice as it cooks. Then for dessert Apple TarteTatin. Sliced apples are seared in butter and sugar then added to the rice cooker with vanilla, flour and eggs. Have fun coming up with different meals that you can cook with your rice cooker and enjoy.

It's all about Kabocha

It`s all about Kabocha. In this episode the Chef prepares an Autumn favorite kabocha. First, he roasts it in the oven and he makes kabocha ravioli with a sage butter sauce and then he serves kabocha puree with seared scallops, sliced chestnuts, roasted kabocha seeds and a dusting of nutmeg. Perfect for a fall dinner or a Thanksgiving substitute.