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Dining with the Chef

Mt. Fuji has long been a popular destination for visitors from overseas. The area around the foot of the mountain deserves a closer look, as well, for its rich natural features and outstanding food culture. For this two-part segment Cook Around Japan, our host Yu Hayami will be visiting Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the prefectures that border Mt. Fuji. In this first episode, we'll be visiting Yamanashi, the heart of the Japanese wine industry, which has come to be known for world-class wine in recent years. We'll learn about the history and evolution of Japanese wine culture, including a trip to a unique temple that makes wine, for an exclusive look at shojin-ryori Buddhist cuisine that pairs well with wine. If you're a wine lover, you won't want to miss this episode!

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In this episode, Chef Saito makes oden, simmering meat, seafood, vegetables, and other items in a pot of hot dashi broth. Simmering these items together helps them share their delicious flavors and pick up the great flavor of the simmering broth, while the simmering broth gets the flavors of the other ingredients at the same time - it's the secret to why oden is so delicious.

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In this episode chef Rika Yukimasa and Patrick Harlan make Japanese-style fried meatballs. Rika's mother taught her this unique recipe, where instead of stewing them, the meatballs are fried. By pre-heating onions in the microwave, their flavor can be integrated into the meat more easily. To add seasoning, she uses soy sauce, ginger, and nutmeg to give the flavor plenty of complexity. They also focus on side dish soups made with ginger, and showing a simple recipe for one of the many different Japanese dishes made with ginger.

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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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