“…(Chef Tanigawa) is said to be trying to change the over-decorative trend in recent Kyoto cuisine and working hard to revive the sophisticated style of true Kyoto cuisine with a 1000 year tradition. Chef Tanigawa carries the future of Kyoto cuisine on his shoulders.” (Iron Chef introduction)
Yoshimi Tanigawa it the owner and head chef of Kichisen, one of Kyoto’s most respected kaiseki restaurants. Kichisen is one of the few restaurants in present-day Japan that has an itamae dojo, or training program for apprentice chefs to learn the full spectrum of Kyoto culinary culture and authentic kaiseki cuisine. The course is 15 years long.
Yoshimi Tanigawa on Iron Chef
Iron Chef – Battle Pike Eel (1 of 5)
Iron Chef – Battle Pike Eel (2 of 5)
Iron Chef – Battle Pike Eel (3 of 5)
Iron Chef – Battle Pike Eel (4 of 5)
Iron Chef – Battle Pike Eel (5 of 5)
Kichisen Osechi New Year’s Cuisine Series on KyotoFoodie:
Osechi: What is Kyo-ryori (Kyoto Cuisine)?
Osechi: Kyoto Kichisen Master Chef Yoshimi Tanigawa
Osechi: What is Osechi Ryori?
Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Fish at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market
Osechi: Shopping for Osechi Vegetables at Kyoto Wholesale Food Market
Kichisen Osechi: Midnight Final Preparation and Meaning
Kichisen Kaiseki: Japanese New Year Shogatsu Ryori
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