American Taste, Japanese Apples
On this episode, we visit American-born Janie Ikegami who grows apples in Nagano Prefecture. Wishing to recreate the taste she loved growing up in her Texas home, Janie also began using her apples to make sauce and butter, which were unfamiliar to Japanese at first, but are now a huge hit. Yet Janie doesn't stop there; she's ready to take on a tasty new challenge. Join us to find out more. Later on, we drop by another Nagano location: a storied hotel where Russian-native Lyubov Zaozerova works.
Janie and her husband Akira
Janie hard at work making her famous apple butter
Janie's applesauce and apple butter
Lyubov learns customer service the Japanese way as she works at the hotel