Justine Schofield, star of cooking series, Everyday Gourmet, heads to the home of Mt Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, for an experience like no other. In an area filled with an extraordinary amount of tradition and culture, Justine meets locals artisans and producers, visits amazing places and learns time-honoured cooking methods. Under the watchful eye of Fuji-san, Justine will share dishes inspired by the journey and the produce that makes Shizuoka such a unique place in such a unique country.
Justine has landed in Japan and rides down on the shinkansen to Shizuoka - the home Mt Fuji. Join her as she heads into the mountains to make soba noodles.
Soba noodle beef salad
Justine gets her gumboots on for a trip to the wasabi farm and tries her luck at the Shizuoka fish markets.
Justine meets Ippei Murakoshi to find out the secrets of the perfect miso soup and visits the Ganyuudo wagashi (sweet) shop in Hamamatsu.
Something for the adults and something for the kids - Justine visits a sake brewery and also makes kid's bento boxes with Momo. Mitoshi shares some secrets of shabu shabu.
Pork and tofu gyoza
Momo’s kids bento box
Shabu shabu and deep-fried mackerel (mitoshi)
Sato fires up the BBQ at the picturesque Lake Tanuki to show Justine his trout chan chanyaki.
Trout chan chanyaki
Momo’s miso balls
Justine gets inspired by a green tea ceremony. Chef Toru cooks wagyu with a green tea crusts and makes green tea eclairs. Justine prepares matcha crepes.
Light miso broth with poached fish
Adult bento box with Momo
Justine Visits Meijiya soy sauce factory and makes her own soy sauce. Aoki teaches her the art of making wagashi.
Kingfish sashimi with pickled melon
Seared wasabi beef
Silk eggplant omelette
Justine visits the traditional town Shuzenji and tries on a very traditional outfit for her walk around the temple. Recipes today include okonomiyaki and fried chicken.
Crispy fried chicken with ponzu sauce