/ Residency: February to May 2015 /
Spiritual, stylish and umami.
Ayumi was born in Miyazaki, lived in Tokyo, and is now based in Berlin.
“Ever since I moved to Berlin, I have met a lot of international people and have exchanged with different cultures, but when we talk about soul food, people’s roots are basically the same. It is our meeting place. A place where we can have a common joy, the famous mama’s specialties. I respect and enjoy mix of cultures, and these encounters have inspired my cooking to fuse newly encountered elements with my Asian spices and umami. This fusion cooking is my homage to all the mother’s cooking that have crossed my path.”