Hunting for flavor in Izu: find it, catch it and eat it
Located not far from the Tokyo metropolitan area, the Izu Peninsula measures about 50 kilometers from north to south. To its west lies Suruga Bay, Japan's deepest, while to its east lies Sagami Bay, Japan's second-deepest. In its center lie mountains in the 1000-meter class, including Mount Amagi. Together with a biology writer who has worked all over the world and a culinary researcher with a reputation for easy yet stylish cuisine, I set out to discover the abundance of foods that flourish in the unique topography of the Izu Peninsula.