Charmed by the Beauty and Flavor of Noto
This episode takes us to the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture where we visit an inn run by Australian-born Benjamin Flatt and his Japanese wife Chikako. The secret to the inn's popularity is the couple's tasty cuisine made possible by Ben's culinary know-how accumulated while working at an Italian eatery back in Oz, and the relations he and Chikako established over the years with local farmers and fishermen in Noto. We also meet Betty, a food package designer from Taiwan living near Tokyo.
Benjamin cooks using Noto's famous fermented fish
Ben procures fresh seafood from local fishermen
Betty is a graphic designer who specializes in product packaging
Betty balances between her career and life as a mother of 2 daughters