Last October, American food professionals visited fermented food producers to deepen their knowledge of Japanese fermentation culture during the “Hakko Tourism in Japan” tour campaign. As part of the tour, organizers held a tasting session where guests gave candid advice from the perspective of the American market to food product manufacturers looking to enter the United States market.
Misaki Iwaki is a renowned practical cooking expert, devising delicious recipes and offering her support to small businesses in the culinary industry. With her vast knowledge and expertise, Misaki has become a prominent figure in the world of miso, making frequent appearances on both radio and television.
She has led over 1,350 cooking classes, helping individuals develop practical cooking skills and inspiring them to create nutritious meals for themselves and their families.
One area of particular fascination for Misaki is miso. She has delved into the world of miso, exploring over 60 miso breweries from around the globe. This extensive research has allowed her to gain a deep understanding of miso’s versatility and health benefits.
Inspired by her love for miso, Misaki has innovated by creating her own unique product called Gachi Miso®. This specialty miso is prepared in wooden barrels, giving it a distinct and exceptional taste. Her dedication to perfection and attention to detail have made Gachi Miso a highly sought-after ingredient among cooking enthusiasts.
In addition to her hands-on expertise, Misaki has also authored several books on miso, sharing her vast knowledge and passion for this traditional Japanese ingredient. Her dedication to the art of cooking and her commitment to supporting small businesses make her a true authority in the culinary world.