Nancy Singleton Hachisu talks with host Robin Carpenter about her new book Japanese Farm Food "Our life centers on the farm and the field. We eat what we grow," her new book offers a unique window into life on a Japanese farm through simple, clear-flavored recipes cooked from family crops and other local, organic products.
Nancy moved from California to Japan in 1988, with the intention to stay for a year, learn Japanese, and return to the United States. Instead, she fell in love with a farmer, the culture, and the food, and has made the country her home. Nancy has taught cooking classes for nearly 20 years, and also runs a children's English immersion program that prepares home-cooked meals with local ingredients. She has been a Slow Food convivium leader for more than a decade, and a food-education leader for Slow Food Japan for the last several years. Nancy, her husband, and three sons live in an 80-year-old traditional farmhouse on an organic farm in rural Japan.