Japanese govt. promotes washoku cuisine in Milan

posted on October 3, 2015

Japan's agricultural and fisheries ministry has held an event to promote Japanese cuisine, known as washoku, in Milan, Italy.

The ministry held the event on Friday during Expo Milano 2015. It was aimed at boosting exports of Japanese produce and seafood.

About 300 people, including restaurant owners and food journalists, attended the promotion. The focus was on Japanese dishes that go well with wine. Washoku has been registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

One of the dishes was deep-fried tempura. It was served with wine from Georgia, which is also on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

Participants watched a video of a Japanese chef visiting vegetable farms in the northeastern prefecture of Yamagata. It showed that the use of local produce is part of washoku's appeal.

source by NHK world
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