I’ve always been fascinated by wasabi which, up until I started travelling to Japan, meant the sweet, fiery green paste served in a pea-si..
In my new book (what? You haven't ordered a copy yet? Have you been away? Has someone locked you the basement?), I briefly mention a remar..
Spotted these little beauties in my favourite Paris market the other day. They are wild asparagus. No, I've never seen them before either ..
The relentless Peter and Katie-style media onslaught to promote Sushi and Beyond continued this weekend with two – count 'em – features in..
Shimonoseki is Japan’s fugu town. You've probably heard about fugu – it’s the fish that nearly killed Homer Simpson (after his long dark n..
When we were in Okinawa researching just what it was they ate that helped them all live to be 100, we discovered the delicately floral-fla..
I don't know what I've done to get into the Irish Times' good books, but here is yet another nice review of something I've done – this tim..
I think one of the oddest meals we ate during our time in Japan was in a small village in the mountains to the north of Kyoto. It was na..
Another frabjus day, caloo calay! Today sees the formal publication of my new book, 'Sushi and Beyond, What the Japanese Know About Cookin..
If you’ve ever wanted to take a peek inside a sumo’s fridge – and even if you haven’t – here you go:
Back when me and my family were tra..