japan: takazawa

since it's a holiday week, i figured i would cover some food presentation we saw in japan. this first example was my overall favorite.

the chef's dream is to one day have his own farm. but until then, he'll continue to present his dream in a scaled-down version on the table. here, we have a sweet little glass milk bottle, topped with his dairy cap, tied with twine. and a farm fresh eggshell holding scrambled eggs with truffles.

the surprise though, is that it's not really milk in the bottle. instead, it's white corn soup. delicious, at that.

he also presented a cross section of his dream root vegetable garden. a bunch of vegetables including carrots, radishes and even potatoes were "growing" out of edible soil.