WHO/WHAT: Pomona College history professor and Kailua native Dr. Samuel Yamashita talks about the marriage of French and Japanese cuisine. The movement began in the 1970s when Japanese chefs began training with nouvelle cuisine chefs in France. Soon thereafter, French chefs began visiting Japan to teach Japanese chefs French techniques and to sample Japanese cuisine. That launched a new movement, the “Japanese Turn,” with Japanese visiting chefs working in French restaurants in Europe and the United States.

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, April 17, 3-4:30 p.m. in Hamilton Library, Rm. 306, at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Free admission. For more information, email Tokiko Bazzell at japancol@hawaii.edu.


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