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Masaharu Morimoto (2015)

Masaharu Morimoto is a Japanese chef, best known as an Iron Chef on the Japanese TV cooking show Iron Chef and its spinoff Iron Chef America. He is also known for his unique style of presenting food. Morimoto received practical training in sushi and traditional Kaiseki cuisine in Hiroshima, and opened his own restaurant in that city in 1980. Influenced by Western cooking styles, he decided to sell his restaurant in 1985 to travel around the United States. His travels further influenced his fusion style of cuisine. He established himself in New York City and worked in some of Manhattan's prestigious restaurants, including the dining area for Sony Corporation's executive staff and visiting VIPs, the Sony Club, where he was executive chef, and at the exclusive Japanese restaurant Nobu, where he was head chef. While at Nobu he got his start on the Iron Chef television show. Several months after the weekly run of Iron Chef ended in 1999, he left Nobu, eventually opening his own Morimoto restaurant in Philadelphia in 2001. He now has a Morimoto restaurant in Chelsea in New York City.

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About the Masaharu Morimoto Interview

I'm a Gemini and a mother to a seven-year old. I've been cooking for over 20 years. I live a life steeped in food, but also love muscle cars, Formula 1, and sunsets.

I have a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan called Butter. I work a lot with Alex's Lemonade Stand, which helps fight childhood cancer. And when I'm not working on either of those things, I'm either cooking or judging on CHOPPED or ALL-STAR ACADEMY.

I'm here at reddit New York eating Wheat Thins with Victoria to answer your questions. AMA!


Update: Please continue to follow me on twitter and instagram for my never-ending love affair with food and ingredients. Please check out ALL-STAR ACADEMY on Food Network on Sunday nights. I picked my two mentees and it looks great. But it's a rocky road to the finish.

Thank you! And enjoy!

Masaharu Morimoto Mar 02, 2015