In Pursuit of Umami
This week on Japan Eats, host Akiko Katayam is in studio with Tim Cushman, the heralded chef and owner of O Ya with locations in Boston and most recently, New York City. Since it's opening in 2007, Tim and the restaurant have received numerous accolades, including being named by New York Times food critic, Frank Bruni, as the #1 new restaurant in the country in 2008. Akiko and Tim discuss his colorful path to ultimately producing fine Japanese fare before moving on to his specific kitchen techniques involving amazing ingredients as well as details around specific dishes. Tune in for a delicious show! This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.
"Why Japanese? When I fell in love with the Japanese culture, what I loved about the flavors of Japan were how much was accomplished in one bite." [17:03]
"The most important part of O Ya, to me, is our sushi rice, even though we have a lot more than sushi!" [17:25]
--Tim Cushman on Japan Eats