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