The Pie-oneer in the North
Join us as we visit Naganuma in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido where Australian Karl Diercke runs a pie shop. Among his crusty creations are meat pies, which offer a taste of Karl's homeland but with beef produced locally. We follow him as he consults with the region's farmers to find a way to cope with the shortage in ingredients and decrease in customers winter brings. We also meet Vietnamese Tran Tuan Anh, the manager of a Tokyo produce store with an international staff and clientele.
On busy days, customers line up to buy Karl's pies home-baked with local ingredients
Karl also works with Nakamura Naohiro, a carpenter based in Naganuma
Winter covers Naganuma with a white blanket of snow
Anh organizes displays and sets prices to help boost sales at the fruit and veggies store