If you’re a raw food foodie like me, you will be pleased to know that the raw lifestyle that has been keeping enthusiasts healthy, bright, and radiant in the West— is now sweeping Japan!
On my recent trip to the land of cherry blossoms and Hello Kitty, I was invited to Myucre Raw Food School in Morioka. Japan was the last place I thought I would find delicious raw food (besides sushi!). After a week of way too much white rice consumption, I felt I had died and gone to raw food heaven.
Our hosts were gracious, sparkling, youthful-looking and although I was tired and jet-lagged; I felt renewed and replenished by the food and the company.
A culture known widely for its culinary artistry, Japan is joining the raw-volution by applying its uniquely Zen approach to raw cuisine. At Myucre, each dish is carefully crafted by chefs Miyuki Terui and Ayako Miya, and arranged with the subtlest attention to detail. (Think: sushi in the shape of flowers and garnishes that could be displayed in an art gallery.)
The results are pure flavors, colorful presentations, and a shiny happy people!
A passionate raw foodie, Miyuki, whose husband’s family farm grows an abundance of rice, vegetables and beans every year, owns the school. When Miyuki discovered raw food, she was shocked by how great it made her and her son feel. The raw diet, along with a dedicated yoga practice, definitely keeps her vivacious and full of life!
Miyuki is a master raw chef. Just imagine the meal we devoured that day: