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Let’s All Cook Something Japanese and Send Our Wishes on the Steam

Posted by Sunday on Jan 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I was writing a post about my mom’s birthday over the last few days when she told me that Chef, the unnamed woman who cooks on my favorite cooking show of all time, was in a very serious accident.  Needless to say, it derailed my writing thoughts entirely.

At the end of the above video is the following message:

First, I would like to say thank you to all of our viewers for supporting our show.  Today I am afraid I have some very sad news. On January 15th, Chef sustained serious injuries while riding her bicycle in the suburbs of Tokyo. She was rushed to the ICU by helicopter. I certainly understand your worries and concerns. She is now in stable condition, but online pokie games unfortunately I am unable to give any further information at this time. I would like to apologize in advance for not being able to respond to your messages during this tragic turn of events.

Cooking with Dog is my primary source of Japanese cooking education, as well as being a bi-monthly treat I look forward to with great enthusiasm; to say I am upset about Chef’s accident is an understatement.  I love her.  She is my secret Japanese mom. The careful and economical movements of her hands, the tidy and proficient way she navigates her micro-kitchen, her soft speech, all of it is a great joy to me.  I wish her the speediest of recoveries, and I invite you to do the same.


January 28th, 2012 | Obsessed, True Story

4 Responses to Let’s All Cook Something Japanese and Send Our Wishes on the Steam

  1. cindy says:

    this makes me so sad! I love cooking with dog and chef just calms me. I hope she recovers soon!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I love how when Chef talks, Dog’s eyes slightly close.

    Wishing her a healthy recovery, too.

  3. Lynn D. says:

    I’d never heard of cooking with dog before, but it’s absolutley great. I sure hope she recovers completely. I’ll be making oyster donburi in her honor.

  4. I too was watching the Oyster Egg Drop donburi episode and was so saddened by the news of the Chef’s accident, my heart just dropped. Your post is so lovely and heartfel and It echoes my sentiments to the letter.

    We have a strong Japanese heritage here in Seattle and it’s one of, if not the best “seasoning” in this cultural mix. We have a store called Uwajimaya that stocks every Japanese ingredient imaginable, and after watching Cooking with Dog, I’m able to go there and stock up and rush back home to cook whatever dish I saw on the program. It’s been an invaluable experience for me, and frankly it wouldn’t be as enriching and authentic without the lovely Chef, her husband narrating and of course Francis!

    Thank you for your post, we will keep her in our prayers.

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