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ChefAi Hosokawa

After graduating from university, she moved to Italy to study cooking in various regions. After returning to Japan, she taught cooking lessons in Tokyo and wrote books.
After marrying the potter Morimitsu Hosokawa in 2009, she moved to his home prefecture of Kumamoto, where she established a base of operations at Taishoji Temple in Kumamoto City, for markets that connect farmers, cooks, and consumers, as well as cooking lessons. Today, she works tirelessly to share the joys of Kumamoto's food with the world.

Apr. 7, Fri. 2017

Cook Around Japan [Kumamoto]

Dago Dumpling Soup (Dago Jiru)

The island of Kyushu, at the southwest end of Japan, is home to the prefecture of Kumamoto. One thing that draws people to the area is its outstanding local cuisine, featuring the finest ingredients from both land and sea. To learn more about Kumamoto's cuisine, our host Yu Hayami will be visiting one of Kumamoto's preeminent chefs. In this episode, they'll be making Dago Soup, a traditional dish made with plenty of spring vegetables from Kumamoto, as well as mustard miso stuffed lotus roots, an iconic local favorite.