Setsuko Yoshizuka

Expertise: Japanese food

Setsuko Yoshizuka is an author and home chef who wrote Japanese food recipes and articles for The Spruce.


  • Freelance food writer and cookbook author
  • Worked for a Japanese food retailer
  • Cooked in Japanese restaurant kitchens


Setsuko grew up watching her grandmother and mother cook traditional Japanese food at home. She was always excited to help in her uncle's restaurant during school breaks. During the years she worked for a Japanese food retailer, she loved to sample new food products. She enjoys cooking for her family and friends.

Setsuko's book comes packaged with chopsticks, a rolling mat, a rice paddle, and attractive dipping bowls, along with directions on how to prepare sushi at home. 

Awards and Publications

About The Spruce

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