The oldest generations are the custodians of our culinary heritage. It is through spending time with them - learning their techniques, insights, intimate knowledge of ingredients and the intuition involved in creating complex dishes - that we become the bearers of a tradition that we, in turn, must pass on.
Japan is a culture that reveres its elderly, and you can see this in their appreciation for Tami Hiyama, 92 years old, who lives alone in Fukuoka City and has been teaching home cooking for over 60 years.
This video report from Japanese state news broadcaster NHK World Japan shows Hiyama sharing her recipe for 'chirashi-zushi', a special kind of sushi eaten at family celebrations.
Hiyama is full of tips and advice on preparing food, but she is also full of wisdom from a life well-lived. Here she shares her knowledge and her philosophy for life and secrets for good health.
Have a look at this tutorial from ChefSteps to show you all you need to know to make sushi rice and sushi rolls in your own kitchen.
How to Eat Sushi
Ever wondered how to eat sushi? Have a look at hthis video which tells you all you need to know about what to do and what not to do whether you're in Japan or in your local mall.