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CNN TALK ASIA JAPAN FOOD SPECIAL

This month CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’ goes on a culinary journey through Japan exploring the past and future of the nation’s much loved cuisine. In this special episode, CNN International correspondent Paula Newton meets Yoshiki Tsuji, the president of Japan’s largest and most prestigious cooking school, The Tsuji Culinary Institute. He talks about his passion for exporting Japanese culture to the rest of the world and shows Paula how to enjoy fine Japanese food the traditional way. CNN then visits one of the country’s best restaurants, ‘Kyoto Kitcho’ to experience its famed Kaiseki cuisine, renowned for its meticulous preparation and beautiful presentation. Finally, CNN catches up with Michelin starred chef and former Tsuji student Kenji Mitsuda, who refuses to be bound by tradition. His experimental take on classic fare gives diners at his restaurant ‘Sakurae Toyonaka’ a glimpse into what the future of Japanese cuisine may hold.

Airtimes (Hong Kong/ Beijing/ Taipei/ Singapore/ Kuala Lumpur/ Manila)

Thursday October 16 at 1630

Friday October 17 at 1130

Saturday October 18 at 1230 & 2330

Saturday October 25 at 1930

Sunday October 26 at 1230 & 2300

Related links:

Talk Asia official site / Talk Asia Facebook page

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