peek inside the lifelong food diary of a japanese chef
Itsuo Kobayashi has noted down his meals since he was a teenager.
You think you’re obsessed with food? Meet Itsuo Kobayashi, a former chef at a soba restaurant who’s been noting down his meals since he was a teenager. It all began with a simple, written food diary. Not long after, Kobayashi began adding artwork, illustrating dishes he both cooked and gobbled up in eateries. Since then, he's documented basically everything he’s chowed down over the past 32 years, from takeout bentos to big bowls of ramen. And while the talented foodie now spends most days at home (he was diagnosed with alcoholic neuritis at age 46, a condition that makes it difficult for him to walk), his food diary is still going strong, filling up with delivery meals and dishes dropped off by his mum.