In the Japanese kitchen there is no food waste!

In Europe and the rest of the world there is food waste. By that, I mean there are raw materials being thrown out and I am not talking about raw materials where the expiry date is over. The Japanese cuisine is quite unique. There is tradition for using every part of the animal in cooking. Take for example a fish. In the Japanese eyes, the head, finder, skins and legs can be used in food lavage. Yes, even th ...

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How can a rice ball with a piece of fish be so difficult to make?

It's a question I get on my courses. In Europe we are used to that when you took an education you were finished training when you graduated. It works quite brilliantly in a country such as Denmark and Europe. In Japan, they have a slightly different view of education. An education is not just about that you have to acquire knowledge. An education in Japan is also about how to improve your performance to cus ...

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Article about Ramen noodle in the Danish fashion magazine IN

The new Danish fashion magazine IN has landed. I made an interview for the magazine which is about Ramen noodles and noodle restaurants in Tokyo and in Denmark. _ Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller - Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more. ...

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What characterizes a Japanese Teriyaki sauce?

A lot of people know about the classic Teriyaki sauce that is produced by Kikkomann which can be found on the shelf in most supermarkets in Europe. The one sold in supermarkets has never seen the real shadow of Teriyaki sauce. It's a very sad version of the authentic Japanese Teriyaki sauce. I think that's a lot of pity. The authentic Japanese Teriyaki sauce is made from scratch has a whole unique flavor. O ...

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How often do you go to Japan?

I try to go to Japan once a year as far as possible. To me as a Japanese trained Sushi chef and sake sommelier so I learn a lot from my travels to Japan. The Japanese cuisine is a kitchen where raw materials, ingredients and techniques are constantly puffed and refined. This makes the gastronomic level slightly higher each year. In addition, my horizons are expanded every time I'm Japan. In Japan I eat fish ...

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Have your customer ever experienced a Japanese sushi chef?

The Japanese have developed a number of knives used only for sushi. However, only a fraction can be bought outside of Japan. A few weeks ago there was one who wrote to me and she was surprised that when she tried to make sashimi, it tasted different. The taste was not as good as when she bought it at a sushi restaurant. She would also like to know which part of the salmon I use for sashimi. I wrote to her t ...

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This is how a traditional Japanese bento box looks like

This is my favorite Bento box which I always eat when I'm in Tokyo. The photo was taken on a Tatami mat. The different kinds of fish, seafood, vegetables and little meat prepared in various ways. Last but not least there is also a piece of Konnyaku. _ Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller - Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, ...

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This is Japanese teaching

Have a nice evening! _ Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller - Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more. ...

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Do you know the Japanese take on sushi?

It is very different from what is served in Denmark. Japan's interpretation of sushi is that it is food that is very simple in its expression. They use only a few ingredients used to put together sushi. The main focus is on cooking techniques. In Japan, it is very normal to use 20-40 years to be able to master different cooking techniques. In addition, the Japanese also spend a lot of time emphasizing the q ...

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What is the first thing a Japanese notice when they eat sushi?

When the Japanese order sushi they use other criteria to evaluate the food. When it comes to sushi Japanese favorites are nigiri. The selection of fish is very large in Japan and it is very normal that you find 15 to 20 different fish on the menu. What thed Japanese first and foremost looks for when eating sushi is whether the rice is cooked to perfection. Sushi rice must be soft but also firm in the consis ...

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