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Fosse Farmhouse England welcomes Mominoki House Japan

Date: 2008 December 15 18:06

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We don't normally plug stuff like this on Otaku News, but the press release itself is a great example of Anglo-Japan cross cultural collaboration, which we always like hear and shout about. Vegetarians who are up for a Christmas holiday get away might want to pay a visit to Fosse Farmhouse in North Wiltshire in the UK.

Not only are they a good UK tourist attraction, they got close ties with Japan, and will be offering from Saturday 20th December 2008 to Sunday 4th January 2009 a special Mominoki vegetarian dinner menu. So if you want to eat like Paul McCartney and his band over Christmas then pay them a visit.

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December 2008

Fosse Farmhouse England welcomes Mominoki House Japan

Fosse Farmhouse is a charming creamy Cotswold Stone Georgian Guest house in the picturesque Castle Combe Valley of North Wiltshire. During the past twenty four years the owner/chef Caron Cooper has created an idyllic retreat far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life.... which makes her Japanese achievements all the more remarkable. In 1992 Fosse Farmhouse won the prestigious Britain Welcomes Japan Award. Nominated by Japanese visitors to Great Britain as the Most Popular Tourist Accommodation Provider. Since then Caron’s relationship with Japan has literally blossomed. The Japanese Royal family have paid her a visit spending three nights in her cosy Farmhouse guest bedrooms and enjoying her delicious home made clotted cream teas in the ancient Farmhouse Cider Apple Orchard. Due to her increasing popularity Cooper has now published two books in Japan with the Tokyo Shoseki publishing Company "English Country Life" and "English Country Food". This month the latest edition of the best selling Japanese food magazine "Style Marche" has dedicated six pages to Caron’s home cooking at Fosse Farmhouse. To celebrate the publication of the article Caron has invited the head Chef of her favourite organic vegetarian restaurant in Tokyo "Mominoki House" to join her at Fosse Farmhouse for two weeks during the Christmas holidays and cook together on the Aga using the very best of Wiltshire’s seasonal Organic Produce.

Mominoki House was founded 32 years ago in Tokyo by Eiichiro Yamada who introduced the idea of a food and lifestyle concept shop and restaurant to Japanese customers. He has since been recognised as an authority on vegetarian, vegan, and macrobiotic cooking having published his own guide to Macrobiotic cookery in 2006. Yamada and his staff are frequently asked to provide the catering for visiting musicians most recently Paul McCartney and his band during their tour of Japan earlier this year.

For two weeks only from December 20th - January 4th Caron and Eiichiro will be offering a Special Mominoki vegetarian dinner menu at Fosse Farmhouse. The set four course dinner menu is £28.00 pp and the Seven Course Christmas Day Lunch menu is £55.00 pp BY ADVANCE RESERVATION ONLY - MIN 48 HOURS

Overnight B&B accommodation available from £47.50.00 pp sharing a double en-suite room
Reservations and enquiries
Tel: 01249 782286



イギリスのフォス・ファームハウスが日本のMominoki Houseを歓迎

フォス・ファームハウスはウィルト州北部に位置する、絵のように美しいカッスル・クームの谷にあるはちみつ色のコッツウォルズ・ストーンで出来た魅力的なジョージアン式ゲスト・ハウスだ。過去24年間、オーナー兼シェフのキャロン・クーパーは都会生活の喧噪を取り除く、素朴な休養地を作り上げてきた。そのことはキャロンの日本での業績をより注目すべきものとした。1992年、フォス・ファームハウスは名声のある『英国ようこそ日本キャンペーン』で賞を受賞。最も人気のある旅行者用宿泊施設として、英国を訪れた日本人旅行者たちに推薦されたのだ。それ以来、キャロンの日本との関係は文字通り開花していく。日本の皇族がキャロンの居心地のよいファームハウスのゲスト・ルームに三泊され、ファームハウスの古くからあるサイダー・アップルの果樹園でキャロンのおいしい手作りのクロテッド・クリーム・ティーを楽しまれた。キャロンの人気が高まったおかげで、東京書籍から『英国田園譜(Ⅰ)暮らす』と『英国田園譜(Ⅱ)食菜』の二冊の本が出版されている。今月、日本で一番売れている、フード雑誌『Style Marché』の最新号で、フォス・ファームハウスでのキャロンの家庭的な料理について六ページに渡って特集している。この記事の発行を祝うため、キャロンは東京にある大好きなオーガニック・ベジタリアン・レストラン、『Mominoki House』の料理長をクリスマス休暇の二週間をフォス・ファームハウスで過ごし、ウィルト州で採れる最上級の季節のオーガニック野菜を使ってアーガで一緒に料理しようと招待した。

Mominoki Houseは日本の客に店とレストランという概念で食べ物と生活様式の見解を紹介した山田英知郎氏が東京に32年前に創業した。以来、山田氏はベジタリアン料理や2006年に自身のマクロビオティック料理法の手引書を発行したことによりマクロビオティック料理の大家として認められてきた。山田氏とスタッフはミュージシャンを訪問して料理をまかなうように頼まれることが頻繁にある。最近では今年の初めに日本ツアーで訪れたポール・マッカートニーと彼のバンドに料理を出した。



電話: 01249782286

Source: Fosse Farmhouse
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