Sonoko Sakai

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Sonoko Sakai

Title: Writer, cookbook author, recipe developer, teacher, and cook
Location: Los Angeles, California
Expertise: Japanese home cooking

Hello, my name is Sonoko Sakai and I am a writer, teacher, and cook based in California.
The essence of my very being is rooted in my Japanese heritage—my name means “garden.” My cooking reflects my rich cultural upbringing as I lived in many places as a child. I was born in New York and moved to many cities including San Francisco, Kamakura, Mexico City, and Tokyo.


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