Native Californian Nancy Singleton Hachisu has lived with her Japanese farmer husband and three sons in their 90-year-old traditional farmhouse since 1989 in rural Japan, where she served as a leader of a local Slow Food convivium for more than a decade. Her first book, Japanese Farm Food (Andrews McMeel, Sept 2012), was praised in The New York Times, London Times, LA Times and more. Japanese Farm Food has been translated into French (Japon la Cuisine à la Ferme), Dutch (De Japanse keuken), and Japanese (スタンフォードの花嫁、日本の農家のこころに学ぶ).
Her second book, Preserving the Japanese Way (August 2015) was shortlisted for The Art of Eating Prize, a James Beard Award, and the Best in the World Gourmand Award. Hachisu has published in Food & Wine, Saveur, The Art of Eating, and Lucky Peach and is currently working on Japan the Cookbook for Phaidon Press (Spring 2018).
Locally, Hachisu is involved in food education of Japanese children. Nationally, she has represented the Japanese government in numerous events as well as short films speaking about Japanese food culture. She also appears regularly on Japanese TV (TBS, Fuji TV, NHK) as an advocate for preserving Japanese rural food traditions.
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Thank you to all who came to our event with Nancy Singleton Hachisu, the author of Japanese Farm Food and Preserving the Japanese Way. Signed copies are available at our Portland store!