Niigata prefecture is known as the production center of Le Lectier, a European #pear variety renowned for its rich flavor, intense sweetness, and #juicy, melt-in-your-mouth softness. Available only for about a month beginning late November, the premium #fruit is popular as a top-tier wintertime gift.
Find the story of world-renowned patissier Pierre Herme’s journey discovering the care and devotion that goes into the production of such special #fruit in Japan, in the KIJE 2020 Autumn/Winter issue “Spotlight on Heritage”—digital copies also available. Visit our website in the profile link!
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"Sushi is at the heart of Japanese culture. So, too, are the twenty master sushi shokunin featured in this book. There is no single word that adequately conveys the meaning of shokunin; while it is typically translated as 'craftsman' or 'artisan', these definitions fail to express the magnitude and breadth of the expansive nature of true shokunin...." So begins award-winning photographer and author Andrea Fazzari @tokyo_andrea_fazzari in her book, "SUSHI SHOKUNIN" (@assouline⋯⋯). Go to the website link in our profile for excerpts featuring three celebrated sushi shokunin from Kyushu, with Fazzari's alluring photography and storytelling.
Photo 1: Neon firefly squid nigiri by Isao Amano
Photo 2: Nobuhiro Sakanishi
Photo 3: Yusuke Seguchi prepares a nigiri
(c) Andrea Fazzari