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Shizuo Tsuji


Shizuo Tsuji (1933-1993) was born into a family that operated a traditional confectionery and graduated from prestigious Waseda University in Tokyo with a degree in French Literature. He worked first as a reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and then in 1960 established the Tsuji Culinary Institute in Osaka to train professional chefs (now the largest such school in Japan). After extensive training in Japanese cooking, he studied the cooking of the greatest chefs in France. The French government named him Meilleur Ouvrier de France (M. O. F.) in recognition of his study, mastery, and promotion of French cuisine. He published over thirty books, including works on gastronomy, music, essays, and translation. He followed Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art with Practical Japanese Cooking: Easy and Elegant, a full-color presentation of some of the most popular Japanese dishes.