A Flower in the Debris: The Legacy of Benihana, Rocky Aoki’s All-American Empire

By diluting its Japanese character and turning food into theater, this millionaire chef introduced Japanese cuisine to American diners neither familiar with or open to it. He was both a culinary pioneer and a brilliant opportunist.

Author: Mayukh Sen
Source: The Ringer
Published: Jul 24, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,967 words)
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