Food Sake Tokyo

With Alton Brown in Ginza

Three years ago today I had the pleasure of taking Alton Brown on a tour in Tokyo. We did a book exchange at the end, he gave me a copy of this newest cookbook and I gave him Food Sake Tokyo. It was such a pleasure to meet him and help him find knives at Tsukiji Market and chopsticks at a chopstick specialty shop.

It’s crazy the times we are now in. Japan has not been affected too much by the coronavirus, not like in the US. But we are behind on the vaccines. Hoping I can get vaccinated in July. Also looking forward to the day when the border reopens and I can return to bringing clients to the food markets of Tokyo.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Harry Wilson says:

    Hello Yukari-san

    My name is Harry Wilson and I live in Tokyo where I am studying Japanese for the next 2 years.

    I come from Australia and have worked in the hospitality industry for more than 35 years.

    I would very much like to be able to book some time with you to look at the Depachika, supermarkets and other markets so I can improve my knowledge of Japanese food culture.

    I look forward to hearing from you to discuss a plan for being able to do that.

    Warm regards

    Harry Wilson Instagram @thingsxjohn


    1. Arigato, Harry san. I have sent you a DM via Instagram. I hope that we can meet for a food tour. Cheers, Yukari

  2. Stefan Judisch says:

    Dear Sakamoto san! Reading “the Terrior Guide” about Burgundy, I became aware of your book “Food Sake Tokyo”. We plan to come again to Japan after some 10 years in 2023. Is there an update of your book planned. I could only find edition from 2010 for sale. Many thanks for your feedback in advance. Best regards S. Judisch

    1. Konnichiwa, Stefan,
      I do have updates to the book. The 2010 edition is the only version, but I do have a list of updates. Can you please send me an email? yukari.shinji.sakamoto at gmail dot com. I can send it to you. I hope you have a delicious time in Japan. I also offer market tours if you’re interested. Yukari

    2. I can email you updates to the book. Please email me at
      yukari dot shinji dot sakamoto at gmail dot com🥰

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