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Rolling with Snoop Dogg at BottleRock

Dear Friends, This past weekend, I took part in the annual BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival. This festival brings together music and culinary talents on one stage. I had the joy of working with the one and only Snoop Dogg, who had never made sushi before. I got to teach him how to make his very […]

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Japan State Dinner at The White House

Dear Friends, I recently received one of the greatest honors of my life. I was asked to join White House executive chef Cris Comerford and executive pastry chef Susan Morrison to create a one-of-a-kind menu for the State Dinner honoring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japan’s first lady Akie Abe. Together we blended a combination […]

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Nothing Says Valentine’s Day Like Sushi

 

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Morimoto South Beach is Open!

Dear Friends, I’m very excited that my family of restaurants has a new member. Morimoto South Beach at the Shelborne Wyndham Grand is now open! It’s been great to be a part of the process from the start, including pitching in with some construction work. Now that we’re open, we’ve had lots of friends stop […]

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Valentine’s Day in Japan & White Chocolate Sorbet

Dear Friends, Did you know that Valentine’s Day in Japan is the day for single women to tell one’s feeling to someone she is interested in with a gift of chocolate? It’s from women to men only! Men don’t give anything to women on Valentine’s Day in Japan. For couples, women are also supposed to give […]

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Aki Matsuri 2012

Dear Friends, I’m excited to be a special guest at the Gohan Society’s Aki Matsuri 2012, Japanese autumn festival. The event will take place on Oct. 4th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the Brooklyn Brewery. I will be talking about the traditional point of view of sushi. I will also be demonstrating simple sushi cooking. […]

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