Fool #8 – The Japanese Issue
240 editorial ad-free pages (more than ever!) Hardcover. Thread-bound. Printed at Sweden´s leading art printing house.
Japan has a mythical status when it comes to food, a country where almost every contemporary chef finds inspiration and the home to the city with the most Michelin stars in the world. We have criss-crossed the country from north to south, east to west, looking for singular voices that can inspire others.
In this issue we have profiled three incredible restaurants in Kanazawa, a city on Japan's west coast, 2,5 hours with Shinkansen from Tokyo. From environmentally conscious sushi to the soul of kaiseki and finally a real hunter-gatherer family restaurant.
We also feature Japanese influences outside of Japan, where award winning writer Lisa Abend met up with the guys behind Ernst Restaurant. An honest story from a young restaurant changing the conservative fine-dining landscape in Germany.
Chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz, Sean Brock and Thomas Frebel write about their personal relationships to Japan with incredible images by Raku Inoue.
French feared food critic François Simon takes a look at the Franco-Japanese love relationship in French Connection
Fuchsia Dunlop reveals the relationship between Japan and China in Japan Diary.
We also reveal how the japanese mafia, the Yakuza, controls seafood trade, show what sumo wrestlers feast on to gain weight, pay an homage to Kyo Aji Restaurant, spend time with chef, Shinobu Namae, drink coffee in Hokkaido and eat ramen in Tokyo.
And throughout striking images, an original manga and illustrations from exclusively Japanese artists over 240 pages. Phew!