Smoked Food
This episode features smoked foods. We visit a specialty store which uses different woods for different foods, such as bacon and crème caramel. An expert on outdoor living shows some easy-to-prepare campsite dishes. The Chinese chef Wakiya Yuji uses tea leaves to produce a rich, melt-in-the-mouth smoked pork. Also featured are some smoked dishes flavored with soy sauce and olive oil that have been served to and highly praised by visiting foreign VIPs. The actor Yanagiba Toshiro shows us the smoked pickles called Iburi-Gakko from his native Akita Prefecture. And we take a look at a Hokkaido Prefecture dish that smokes fish with a species of native oak.