Food Forum


The Japanese Table presents a variety of themes regarding traditional Japanese food culture. In each volume, a specific topic such as history, customs and food groups, is explored from several different angles.

Vol. 36  No.2 The Secrets of Taste in Japanese Cuisine by Tohru Fushiki



This second installment in our series on the complexities of taste explores elements of flavor in Japanese cuisine, and how umami along with traditional Japanese seasonings inform the unique character of Japanese dishes.

Vol. 36
The Secrets of Taste in Japanese Cuisine


Vol. 35
Global Fare in Contemporary Japan

Vol. 34
Japanese Feasts for Special Occasions

Vol. 33
Japanese Tea

Vol. 32
Japanese Noodles

Vol. 31
Annual Events and Traditions

Vol. 30
Washoku and Health