Sachie's Kitchen

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 11 - Old Traditions

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While Japan is a truly modern country it is also rich in history and tradition. In this episode, Sachie meets some Japanese artisans carrying on very old traditions closely tied to Japan’s food culture.

Season 1, Episode 10 - Miso

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Miso paste dates back more than a thousand years and has become a key ingredient in Japanese cuisine. Sachie travels to Nagano, the home of Marukome (the world’s leading manufacturer of miso) where she gets to see how it’s made.

Season 1, Episode 9 - Salmon

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Salmon is rapidly becoming one of the staple fish in the Japanese diet and New Zealand King salmon is one of the most prized varieties. To find out what makes New Zealand salmon so special, Sachie journeys to a salmon hatchery, and then to a salmon farm in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

Season 1, Episode 8 - Fine Dining

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Sachie visits Kyoto - from geishas to temples to fine crafts, it’s the centre of Japanese culture, and its food is no exception. First stop is the famed Nishiki vegetable market in search of the amazing array of vegetable pickles on offer. Then it’s on to a local three Michelin star fine dining restaurant steeped in histo...

Season 1, Episode 7 - Soy

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Soy sauce is one of the main condiments in Japanese cooking, so Sachie journeys to Chiba, the home of Yamasa Soy Sauce, to see how it’s made. Yamasa has been making soy sauce for more than 350 years, but they’ve got a new concoction which is totally 21st century - soy icecream.

Season 1, Episode 6 - Sachie's Family Bbq

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Sachie and her family go foraging in the hills for bamboo shoots and other special vegetables for a Japanese style barbecue. We see how they prepare these dishes according to old family recipes. Then back in her kitchen, Sachie shows us some three simple barbecue dishes.

Season 1, Episode 5 - Fast Trains Fast Food

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Japanese people are constantly on the move and to match this hectic lifestyle they’ve refined some special kinds of fast food - from thirty second udon noodles, to the elegant bento boxes containing up to fifty different Japanese delicacies. Sachie sees how these fast foods are made, then back in her kitchen, she shows us ...

Season 1, Episode 4 - All About Rice

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Sachie goes on an international rice journey, from planting seedlings in a paddy field in Japan, to harvesting full grown rice stalks in Northern California, and then following the rice as it’s processed in a factory. Continuing the rice theme, Sachie visits a famous Los Angles sushi restaurant favoured by stars like Georg...

Season 1, Episode 3 - Ramen Noodles

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Noodles are one of Japan’s most popular meals, so popular that the people voted instant noodles their most important invention of the 20th century. Sachie visits a living museum dedicated to ramen noodles and gets to see the master noodle chefs at work - then back in her kitchen, she makes a soy based soup using spaghetti ...

Season 1, Episode 2 - Street Food

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The variety of food sold from roadside stalls is amazing in Japan and nowhere is it more evident than Osaka, the city with the food motto ‘eat till you drop’. From octopus balls to dumplings to the local specialty - a kind of thick fritter called okonomiyaki - Sachie does eat till she drops.