Mizue Kanazawa is a cooking teacher and cookery writer based in London.

Cooking classes in London, Germany and Japan
Cookery teacher at Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute
Food Safety Level 2

Born and raised in Japan, she was originally a product designer but since coming to the UK, she decided to change her career to cookery. Her enthusiasm for food is limitless and her creative nature is ever growing. Her reputation for her cooking classes has spread so quickly by word of mouth that there is now a long waiting list that is difficult to get onto.
In a stroke of luck, around the same time that she moved to the UK, the global movement and desire for healthy diets also began to rise. Japanese people are well known as having healthy diets and consistently topping the lists of countries with the longest life expectancies. Sushi is probably the most well known Japanese food; however, there are plenty of simple, yet well balanced, healthy home-cooking and family recipes that she has been eager to introduce to the UK.
Mizue’s recipes are simple, healthy and unique. They are a fusion of Japanese as well as local ingredients with a little original flare of her own. On her website, she has created more than 300 recipes so far. She has also posted many of her recipes on YouTube, which she does all of the video and photos for by herself. Mizue’s concept and recipes are easy to follow for everyday living and designed to be easily understood by anyone.
You may have seen her recipes in the Japanese newspaper ‘Journey’. She has been writing unique recipes for the paper since 2008.
She also caters for events such as gallery openings or home parties.
Mizue lives in North London with her husband and son.

17 Responses to “Welcome”

  1. Deborah Says:

    Hi Mizue

    I have been enjoying your delicious biscuits from Shogo’s who is my hairdresser. I live close by and I often go in there on the way home to buy more. I love the way they melt in my mouth and they’re not too sweet either. I keep checking if you’ve brought in the little white balls hoping that you’ll bake some of those (they’re my favourite). Lisa said she asked you…

    On 18 April I have 4 relatives coming over for tea and I thought it would be lovely to include some of your biscuits. Please let me know the best way for me to speak with you about buying some directly.

    Many thanks

  2. mizue Says:

    Dear Deborah
    Thank you for your comment. I’ve heard your name from Lisa.
    I am happy to make biscuits for you. I will email you to let you discuss further details.

    Thank you very much.

  3. I-An Says:

    Dear Mizue san,

    First of all, I would like to thank you for coming. It was really my/our pleasure to have you family and cook for you.

    After looking at your website (although I can’t really read Japanese well), I feel so shameful that I offered you such indecent meals.@_@

    I would really like to learn more from you if you would not mind 😀

    As for your professional field, Product Design, which I am interested in and if you would not mind, I would like to learn and appreciate your works.

    Best regards,

    • mizue Says:

      Hi, I-An chan!
      Thank you for your comment. It was heartwarming Sunday lunch really.
      We had a great time especially private cello concert was unforgettable.

      Shall we arrange the date to meet you and next time we will invite you if you don’t mind.

      Please call or e-mail me at any time about any subjects.

      Kind regards,

  4. I-An Says:

    Dear Mizue,

    How have you been? Sorry for not being in touch for a while.

    I have been “occupied” by gigs and my dissertation writing (the latter almost killed me @@)

    It is already September, hope you all are well.

    Take care and hope to see you soon. ^^


    • mizue Says:

      Hi, I-An chan!!

      Long time no see. I’m fine and Kai is fine, too.
      Oh, you are in the middle of dissertation. Yes it’s already Sep. Soooo quick isn’t it.
      I have a big event, catering service for 150 people, at the end of this month. So, when I finish this job please come along.

      Take care.


  5. Etsuko Says:

    センスよく見やすく そしてイギリスで身近に手に入る材料でおいしいお料理をたくさん紹介してあって 早速 数点参考にさせてもらって 夕飯のメニューに入れています!雑穀米も日本からサシェを送ってもらってました。でももう必要ないです。
    ロンドン郊外在住でお料理教室へ行くのはちょっと無理なのですが、これからも ブログ楽しみにレシピ参考にさせて頂きます。

    • mizue Says:

      嬉しい . . .本当に嬉しいコメントありがとうございます。こちらこそ、嬉しくてこんなお気持ちのこもったご感想頂いて感激です。

  6. Etsuko Says:

    お忙しい中 早速の返信ありがとうございます!

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  8. Michael Says:

    Dear Kanazawa-san,

    I wonder if you could perhaps quote to cater for a party I am organising. I enjoyed your food at the party Ryoko Williamson’s house and would be interested in something similar – up to 30 people.

    Thanks in advance


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