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Based in Tokyo and New York City, cooking artist Machiko Chiba has invented award-winning products such as Cook-Zen and Kikurage Essence, for which she has been granted patents worldwide.

A proponent of "good food and good health", Ms. Chiba teaches aspiring professional chefs from all over the world, introducing them to the original microwave cooking techniques made possible by Cook-Zen.

In New York City, Ms. Chiba teaches cooking at the Nippon Club Culture Center and gives cooking demonstrations at Stony Brook University, Williams-Sonoma and the French Culinary Institute. She also writes for the Art Cooking section of the Shukan New York Seikatsu News Press, providing healthy and easy recipes. The highly acclaimed Gourmet & Sound concert series produced by Ms. Chiba had immense success both in New York and throughout Japan. 

Awards in Japan:
Grand Prize, National Nori-Seaweed Cooking Competition
Grand Prize, National Tofu Cooking Competition
Grand Prize, National Meat Society Cooking Competition
Grand Prize, Plastic Material Everyday Use Award 2003*
Grand Prize, National Economic and Industrial Director’s Award 2003*

Selected Publications:
Japanese Dishes for Wine Lovers (Kodansha International)
Cook-Zen Kandou Recipes (Nikkei BP Planning)  
Denshi Range de Raku Raku Okashi Tsukuri (Sekai Bunka Publications)
Taberu Classic (Gentousha Publications)






©2006 by Machiko Chiba. All rights reserved.
Cook-Zen is a registered trademark. Patents pending.
Photos © Gi Syoumei From 'Cook-Zen Kandou Recipe', Nikkei BP Planning Inc