Issue 10: Searching for Japan

Searching for Japan
Imperial Gardens, Tokyo

Craft proceeds from the whole person, the heart, head, and hand in proper balance…natural materials, natural processes, and an accepting heart––these are the necessary ingredients.

Shoji Hamada, The Unknown Craftsman

This issue of the Gazette is about Japan. There are some recipes, of course, but I also want to share with you what I am learning about Japanese cuisine, the respect for nature, and the continual search for harmony between flavor and aesthetics.

Features of this issue

Tenets of Japanese Cooking


Cooking Methods


Equal Measure

Japanese Fusion



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