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Sonoko Sakai

Sonoko Sakai

Hello, I am Sonoko Sakai. I am a cooking teacher. I also worked in the movie world buying and producing films for many years, but I always had one foot  in the food world, until I decided to leave the film world ten years ago and devote full time to teach cooking and writing about food. My family is from Japan.  I was born in New York and grew up there, Tokyo, Kamakura, San Francisco, Mexico City and Los Angeles. I live in Los Angeles and Tehachapi with my husband, Katsuhisa Sakai, a dog and two cats.

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Migrant Kitchen Japanese episode. Chef Tetsu of Wolfgang Puck's crudo with the black cod | Courtesy of Life & Thyme
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The Migrant Kitchen

The Ten Commandments of Japanese Cuisine

Whole grain activist and Japanese culinary expert Sonoko Sakai wrote these commandments more than 30 years ago. She continues to stand by these tenets of Japanese cooking today.
 Soba noodles made by Sonoko Sakai | Still from The Migrant Kitchen
The Migrant Kitchen

Make Sonoko Sakai's Nihachi-Style Soba

In Japan, soba noodles are a serious matter. Great soba restaurants are found through word of mouth and are a highlight of a meal. Learn how to make your own with the help of whole grain activist and Japanese culinary expert, Sonoko Sakai.
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