Charles, to echo Nancy's comment and expand on it, I can tell you that Mr. Yamazawa expressed a similar sentiment. In the most spiritual of Japanese food traditions, a chef won't even cook with garlic, onion or any other root vegetable. Pulling a vegetable from its root is considered killing the plant.
I asked Mr. Yamazawa if he thought printing a soon-to-be vegan concept would deter some current or potential customers, and he said of course -- but with a smile. As highlighted in the story and in Nancy's comment, this is an elegant, personal form of Japanese cuisine that the Yamazawas are excited to share. I hope you do try it. As far as I know, seafood is still a part of the menu. And it is delicious.
Thanks for covering this! It's a shame that so many workers in North Carolina risk life and limb to bring home a paycheck when it doesn't have to be that way. NC DOL needs to step up to its duties to protect and serve the interests of working people, not the businesses (and campaign contributors to Cherie Berry) that it's supposed to regulate.
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