I started Foodies simply to share my impressions of food that I encounterd in Japan and other countries.
I hope to inspire people to savour and enjoy the time they spend preparing and eating food. I also hope to reveal the rich diversity and importance of food within the cultures of different countries. I believe that understanding food and culinary culture of different countries is one of the easiest and fastest ways to know and understand the people. Food is one of the most essential things in the human life and the culinary culture of a country embodies the country’s own history, spirit and joy.
I hope you too can discover and enjoy the different tastes of food from other countries and gain an insight into the people and places it's from.


Hills Marche' in TOKYO

Marche´ Japon Project which offers a chance to buy delicious fruits and vegetables direct from the farm, are started in the end of 2009. The food market is a tradition in daily life of Europeans. In search of gastronomic delights, throngs gather at “le marche”, carefully selecting fresh ingredients and buzzing with the energy that only the topic of good eating can ignite.

Now this delightful tradition has come to ARK Hills Karajan Place in Tokyo. However, the Hills Marche´ is so much more than a food market! There is also the leisurely enjoyment of champagne brunch, fun workshops for kids and even cooking classes taught by leading chefs.

Many delicious vegetables and fruit from all over the Japan are gathered on Hills Marche every weekend. I found good a looking Romanesco this weekend. Romanesco is in season in Japan.

ZUITEL is one of my favorite shops in Hills Marche’. They sell select fresh vegetables. Their vegetables line up beautifully on the table. Amazing!
Rare yellow carrot and normal orange carrot, white, red and violet turnip line up with the gradations of color are beautiful. It looks like art shop, not the marche’.

I think “Eating vegetables” starts at the correct shop. Here at Marche' the shop master treats his vegetables with care as he presents them to us.

Look at the beautiful Romanesco! Doesn't it look like a delicious flower?

If the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe was still alive and took a photo of this Romanesco....I wonder, what kind of photo would he take?

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