Get to know the Japanese food professionals who contribute recipes and stories to Umami Recipe.
Japanese Side Dishes Expert
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture, Hiroka is a registered dietitian that has experience at cooking schools, vegetable stores and has made appearances in major recipe video media. While feeling doubts about the lack of casual vegetable dishes during an overseas trip, she discovered anew about the abundance of vegetables in Japanese foods, especially the importance of Japan’s side dish culture. One of her goals is to increase the number of people around the world who understand how to prepare balanced meals, especially through the use of side dishes.
Cooking Expert, Chef
Anna is a cooking expert, dietary life advisor, medicinal herbs coordinator and sweets concierge. She makes use of her experience of working for an agricultural food manufacturer, living in Germany, and traveling around Europe to experience the food culture of each country in creating her recipes. She is known for sharing her ideas on recipes that make both body and mind happy. Her motto is "Make cooking fun and the dining table bright ♪".
Japanese Culinary Expert living in Hawaii
Yuri has lived in the U.S. for 19 years. Proud of her family roots, Yuri was born and raised in Japan where her mother's family ran a supermarket, All the relatives lived in the same area and worked by doing things together. The environment she grew up in, the cooking she learned from her mother and the flavors she learned in the U.S. all inform her home cooking. Yuri's dishes are those that her family would enjoy. She believes that "surrounding the dinner table with the people you love is one of the most important and happy times in your life".
Registered Dietitian, Rice Flour Expert
Rie's contributions include recipe development and articles from the viewpoint of a registered dietitian in health, beauty and nutrition. In order to preserve Japanese rice culture and convey the excellence of rice foods, her work centers around rice food and rice flour recipes. Member of Emish Corporation, which produces food and creates recipes by professional dietitians and cooking experts.
Nurse, Culinary Expert, Home Bakery Master
Misaki, based in Germany, works at a local university hospital where she prepares Japanese home cooking with ingredients that can be purchased in Germany. Her motto is "Making dishes that anyone can enjoy easily and deliciously".
Culinary Expert, Nutritionist, Tofu Meister
Tofu meister and nutritionist, Maki also writes food-related columns and develops projects that involve food. She shows us how everyday dishes can be prepared simply and with nutritional balance. Learn how to cut corners and still prepare delicious, good-looking dishes, showcased on her SNS outlets. Her motto is "Making people smile with food".
Yuke divides his professional time between TV program food coordination, supervising cooking videos, devising company recipes, developing restaurant menus, writing columns, participating in cooking classes and food events. He is known for his ability to pair foods well with alcoholic beverages, Yuke also focuses on recipes using niche ingredients and homemade seasonings. In his mind, cooking is a medium of expression, and that it is a form of entertainment that provides excitement and happiness.
Japanese Local Culinary Expert
Takako worked as a cook in a hotel Japanese restaurant and a nursery school food service. Currently, in addition to holding cooking classes in Tokyo, she is also involved in a wide range of activities, including cooking classes for corporate events, instructors, recipe development, column writing, and food education classes at elementary schools. While visiting major production areas around the country and researching local cuisine and food culture, she concentrates on developing recipes that incorporate the charms and essences of local regions.
Registered Dietitian, Director of Emish
All smiles at the dining table! Based on her experience in food service management, nutritional counseling, and food planning, development, and sales, she now appears on cooking programs, publishes recipes and columns in publications and web media, and develops and produces menus for food manufacturers and restaurants.
The Food Studio
Food Professionals, Registered Dietitians, Cooks
Established in 1985, The Food Studio is a place where food professionals come together to devise recipes that honor the timeless role that food plays in our communities. Food creates a healthy body and mind and has no borders. The Food Studio's belief is that food is an integral role in the communicaitons of people.
Doctor / Culinary Expert
A doctor who’s also a mother of a ten year-old daughter, Reiko has made contributions on the theme, "disease prevention that starts in the kitchen", proposing simple and delicious health recipes that can be realized by busy parents. Her goal is to spread preventive medicine to the home from the viewpoint of food. She also works in health and dietary education for children as it is important that correct knowledge of foods and health starts at a young age. Her motto is "sharing healthy, delicious and easy to make dishes for everyone".