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Wednesday, 20th February 2013
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Japanese chefs recognised by Michelin guide

It seems that Japanese food, or at least the country's gourmets, are finally being recognised as the world-renowned Michelin guide has given a star to two chefs from the country in its 2013 guide.

Visitors to the north western Cancale region of France will be able to experience La Table Breizh Cafe for a taste of Japanese cuisine.

Head chef Fumio Kudaka is billed by Michelin as having "worked in some of France's top establishments, as can be seen in his cuisine, which incorporates French influences".

Another chef recognised by the prestigious guide is Kunihisa Goto who heads up L'Axel which is situated in Fontainebleau near the capital of France, Paris.

L'Axel describes Mr Goto as originating from Japan with a "passion [for] French gastronomy and its refinement".

Mr Goto began his training in Oita, Japan, before moving to France at the age of 25 where he studied with some renowned chefs including Anthony Valette in Pouilly.

Written by Graham McPherson

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