Hosted by Jeweliann and Thomas of Bento&co, Japanese Food features interviews with chefs, food writers, creatives and other experts on Japanese food culture. Hear fascinating stories from these creators, tips to level up your Japanese cooking, insights into bento culture, and more! 

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We’re excited to share episode 3 of our podcast with you, featuring Momoko Nakamura. Momoko is an author and online food educator who is passionate about cultural conservation and the intersection of food and environmental responsibility. We talked about how the wisdom of Japanese traditions can help us in our modern age, allowing us to discover the goodness of plant-based eating and low-waste lifestyles! While we talked, we also got to sample some delicious foods from a wonderful zero-waste shop and deli here in Kyoto called Totoya.

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We loved getting to chat with Marc Matsumoto—culinary consultant, chef and host of the NHK show, Bento Expo.

Even in our brief conversation, Marc shared so many fascinating tidbits of food science and food history.

Hear why his food blog is named "No Recipes", his passion for educating people about cooking techniques, the story of potatoes and how bento is good for our physical and mental health!

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We’re kicking off the podcast with a conversation with Makiko Itoh, who's been writing online about Japanese food for over 15 years and writes the Japanese Kitchen column for the Japan Times. If you enjoy making bento or eating Japanese food, you're probably familiar with her wonderful blogs and best selling  “Just Bento” cookbooks. If not, you're missing out! 

Hear how Makiko decided to share her love of Japanese food online after experiencing burnout as a web developer and how her blog about bento inspired Thomas to start selling bento boxes online. We talk about sushi, Spaghetti Napolitan, the Japanese pear fairy Funassyi and more.

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