This week’s featured guest is Sonoko Sakai. Soba noodle maker, advocate, cooking teacher, writer, film industry veteran-the diversely talented Sonoko Sakai has perhaps had an atypical career path, but it’s one that has provided multiple outlets for creativity, seeing the world, and having a voice. Born in New York but raised in many places. For the past 10 years ago, Sakai has focused on culinary arts education, studying soba making in Tokyo, teaching workshops, collaborating with chefs, and fueling her passion for the sustainable production of heirloom grains in Southern California. Sakai’s 2nd cookbook Ricecraft will be published in the Fall 2016 by Chronicle Books.