Quote of the Day

Regarding the Question of How a White Guy Ends Up Cooking Japanese Food

Geideman
Geideman Photo: Nicki Rosario/Berkeleyside

“It’s funny because nobody would ever ask me that question if I was making Italian or French food — and I know nothing about those cultures. I know nothing about German food, either, and my ancestry is German. For me to open a restaurant serving any of those cuisines is about as far fetched as it is for me to open a Japanese restaurant.” — Ippuku chef Christian Geideman, who’s been praised for the authenticity of his yakitori, but who’s often questioned about it, since he’s not Japanese. [Berkeleyside]

Regarding the Question of How a White Guy Ends Up Cooking Japanese Food