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A fortune teller foresees wildly different paths for inseparable best friends Mio and Noe. That very night, their carefree childhoods in Osaka are forever changed as the great flood of 1801 tears them apart.
As fortune predicted, hardship follows the now orphaned Mio. Finding refuge with a kind restaurant owner, a decade passes and she ends up in Edo, working in a kitchen and serving customers with mixed feedback. But Mio’s an industrious survivor—she digs deep into her roots and her Osaka-style cooking brews opportunities. Before long, she’s battling restaurant-ranking rivals with a new signature dish. Balancing the tastes of home with the local palate, Mio’s story is a nourishing testament to the power of food in bringing people together. From opulence in the pleasure quarter of Yoshiwara, to the beauty of daily life, this period drama is a visual feast, best enjoyed with dinner plans!
Based on Kaoru Takada’s Cookbook of Devotion, Mio’s Cookbook allows charismatic starlets Honoka Matsumoto and Nao to shine alongside veteran talents Mayumi Wakamura, Atsuko Asano and Yōsuke Kubozuka.
Thursday 28th October
Honoka Matsumoto, Mayumi Wakamura
Palace Barracks, Palace Raine Square