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Welcome to the FUENTES Blog, set up with the aim of extending and presenting information about the finer points of Bluefin Tuna. And at the helm of our ship, Hiroshi Umi, a tuna sensei (wise man) and culinary critic, who will be guiding us through the fascinating world of Bluefin Tuna. Anchors away.

Fuentes is born: the excellence of Bluefin Tuna

Where do you imagine the world leader of the bluefin tuna industry is to be found? Somewhere on the coastline of the Orient or the cold North Atlantic, or perhaps some exotic setting on the Pacific, right? Far from it. This illustrious and ...

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Masa Naomi: the marathon man belly whisperer

A logbook by Sensei Hiroshi Umi. Masa Naomi. Make a note of the name for your gastro stopovers… if you have not yet sampled its history and talent. It is no newcomer. In two years’ time they will be blowing out fifty candles on ...

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The finest japanese knives for bluefin tuna

Ever since I arrived in this succulent enclave called Spain, I have been aware of its magnificent, historic, literary and sublime knife-making industry. The craftsmen of Arcos, born and bred in Albacete, still have their popularity and succ...

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Which sake with this bluefin tuna? the definitive tasting…

A logbook by Sensei Hiroshi Umi. Forgive my initial liberty with the headline of this post. I borrow, and adapt, the title of an essential reference work to ascertain essentially how a perfect liquid match works with certain foods. Original...

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Madonna, bluefin tuna and age-old dynasty: the Hispano in Mu...

A logbook by Sensei Hiroshi Umi. The culinary critics of The New York Times – as well as many of my compatriots– know very well where to go if they wish to taste the traditions of Old Europe. They delight in age-old family restaurants. ...

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Pez Japanese Grill: the most festive tuna, the most visual s...

A logbook by Sensei Hiroshi Umi. There are many Japanese restaurants overseas. Thousands of them. In Paris, London, Oakland, Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Logroño (bravo, Kiro Sushi – we will be dedicating a future post to this zen miracl...

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Joaquín Felipe: a rocker for bluefin tuna

A logbook by Sensei Hiroshi Umi. He has never given up his roguish air of a nineteenth-century bullfighter, parading before the public true to cast-iron principles of loyalty, bonhomie and professionalism regarding his craft and his people....

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