Dining with the Chef introduces Americans to the techniques, ingredients and harmony of Japanese cuisine. Hosted by Yu Hayami who cooks alongside master chef Tatsuo Saito, and co-host Patrick Harlan who cooks with chef Rika Yukimasa, with occasional appearances by other guest chefs, the series presents delicious Japanese dishes that can be made at home. Chef Tatsuo Saito, a prominent master of Japanese culinary arts, has served as head chef at the Japanese embassies in Paris and Washington and was an instructor in Japanese cuisine at a Swiss hotel school. He has also prepared tastings for the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. In Tokyo he operates a cooking school and is a prolific author, often appearing on television, in magazines and on the lecture circuit. In Dining with the Chef, Chef Saito takes us to the heart of Japanese cuisine by demonstrating culinary techniques, explaining ingredients, and showing how to arrange food to bring out its distinctive characteristics. Host Yu Hayami is an international singer and actress who was born in Japan and raised in Guam and Hawaii. Aside from her career and being a mother of two, she is also involved in charity work. Yu is a lover of good food, as well as a fine wine enthusiast.

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In this episode, chef Saito makes simmered kinki fish, considered one of Japan's finest simmered dishes. One distinctive quality of Japan's simmered fish dishes is that they are often cooked gently in a small amount of broth, rather than boiling for a long time in a lot of broth to heavily flavor the fish - even after the fish simmer, they still retain much of their original flavor, with only the outermost layer of the fish being seasoned by the simmering broth. Chef Saito teaches the secrets of great simmered fish prepared this way.

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Today's recipe: Chef Rika's Chicken Breast & Umeboshi Rice, Chicken Egg-drop Soup, Potato & Green Bean Salad with Wasabi-mayo. You can cook modern Japanese home meals by yourself with her fun lesson!

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The theme for this episode is "one soup, three dishes," the traditional structure for Japanese meals. The main dish is yellowtail teriyaki, made by cooking deliciously fatty yellowtail with a sweet and savory soy sauce-based sauce that complements it perfectly and goes great with rice. For the side dish, Rika makes a simple daikon radish and cucumber salad with blended vinegar, and the soup is miso soup, full of the rich flavor of mushrooms.

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This program visits places across Japan to introduce the charms of their local daily life and festivals fostered by the nation's long history.

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