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  • Elevated izakaya recipes

    January 1, 2024 by Akiko Minaga, Nichi Bei News

    he "Rintaro" book cover includes an octopus and the word "Rintaro."

    RINTARO: JAPANESE FOOD FROM AN IZAKAYA IN CALIFORNIA ​​By Sylvan Mishima Brackett (San Francisco: Hardie Grant, 2023, 304 pp, $40, hardcover) With his new book, Sylvan Mishima Brackett, the chef-owner […] READ MORE

  • Niki Nakayama dishes out ‘modern kaiseki’ with a JA twist

    August 31, 2023 by Gil Asakawa, Nichi Bei News

    Niki Nakayama may not be a celebrity chef like Gordon Ramsay or Masaharu Morimoto, who have appeared on television cooking shows for years, but Nakayama is an acclaimed chef in […] READ MORE