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Mairi Wallace

Mairi Wallace

Born in the gorgeous wine region of Hawkes Bay New Zealand Mairi has spent most of her adult life living in Tokyo. Originally moving to Tokyo to study a degree in Japanese language and history she only planned to stay a few years. 25 years and two degrees later she is still constantly fascinated by this amazingly vibrant city. She has worked for many years in live theater and event planning and production and is a keen traveler having visited nearly 50 countries. Having a deep interest in food and especially the relationship between the Japanese diet and their extremely long life span, she has recently completed an online nutrition course from Cornell University.

Food tours given by Mairi Wallace

October 2, 2019

As the Senbei Turns

Tokyo |
Tokyo -- Making senbei (Japanese rice crackers) from scratch is a very labor intensive process, as we learn on our Tokyo walk, but the end result is worth it – when we open a pack of these homemade crackers, we end up eating them all!
March 26, 2019

Toasting to Tokyo’s Cherry Blossoms

Tokyo |
Tokyo -- It’s that time of year when armies of sakura (cherry blossom) trees in Tokyo break into bloom and people flock to parks for hanami, or cherry blossom viewing parties. While walking along the sides of Naka Meguro river, we toasted this annual rite of spring with some sparkling rosé.
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