Tastemaker: Thierry Marx

The Michelin-starred judo black belt on Japan’s cuisine


“Discipline is very important in my line of work…” Thierry Marx leans forward, his shaved head glinting under the lights. The man could pass for a prizefighter, a priest, or a well-mannered assassin. “Honesty is crucial to cooking. Honesty and…” He asks his French translator for the word. “Truth,” she replies.

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Tastemaker: Thierry Marx

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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