From June, 2016

Yutaka’s Sushi Graduates

Part of the induction process at Yutaka is to ensure employees know how to make sushi. It’s a tough old life, isn’t it? Marie, James and Colin headed off to North London for a crash course in becoming a sushi chef. Marie explains what they learnt. What did you learn? We learnt how to prepare…

The Rise & Rise Of Babymetal – Japan’s hottest export

Not heard of Babymetal? Then where have you been? They’re one of the most famous bands to have come out of Japan in a long time and they’re a pop mogul’s dream. A Fusion of Genres Babymetal are a Japanese metal idol band. Their line-up consists of three teenage girls – Suzuka Nakamoto known as “Su-metal”,…

On A Roll – Sushi Style

International Sushi Day 2016 There are days to celebrate just about everything scattered throughout our calendars, but our favourite is definitely International Sushi Day. What’s more, this year it takes place on Saturday June 18th and we’ll be at the BBC Good Food Show. So come along and learn how to make traditional sushi with…

Big In Japan – Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is probably the most iconic mountain in the world, instantly recognizable because of its almost perfect symmetry and snow-capped peak. The name Fuji roughly translates as wealth or abundance. It is situated on Honshu Island and at almost 3,800 metres, it is the highest mountain peak in Japan. Mount Fuji is considered to…

Be On The Cutting Edge – Kitchen Knife Review

Using sharp, quality kitchen knives can make the difference between having to cook and loving to cook. Great knife skills are an incredible asset to any chef and top sushi chefs take five years to train. We decided to look at what knives are out there and put them through their slicing, dicing and chopping…

Yes Chef! An Interview with Chef Masayoshi Kitagata

If you come along to our stand (F810) at the BBC Good Food Summer Show in June, you’ll get a chance to learn how to make sushi from an internationally renowned sushi chef – Masayoshi Kitagata. But he’s also known as Danny. So what was the driving factor that made him choose a career in…