Japan's Chef Shinobu Namae stops by the pod during a visit to New York City to address the United Nations on World Oceans Day.
Chef Shinobu Namae visits New York City this week to address the United Nations on World Oceans Day (June 8). During his stay, Chef Namae generously made time to visit with Andrew and discuss the subject of his presentation (the importance of seaweed to the planet and how chefs can help advance the cause of its health and longevity), his personal journey to the professional kitchen, and the evolution of his palate and culinary style at his three-Michelin-star restaurant L'Effervescence in Tokyo.
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