The Happiness Recipe
- 8 x 38 min.
- Clean, M/E + Japanese
- Japanese script
- © NHK
- Based on Kaoru Takada's novel "Miwotsukushi -- The Happiness Recipe"/ Kadokawa Haruki Corporation
- A delicious mix of period drama and Japanese cuisine
In the days when Tokyo was called Edo, a girl who is alone in the world comes out to the capital determined to make it as a chef. Based on a best-selling novel, Haru Kuroki, winner of Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival, plays the indefatigable heroine Mio, who devotes herself to cooking. Intertwined into the plot are Mio's romance with a samurai of a higher caste and her attempts to save her childhood friend, who has seen success as a courtesan, but is trapped in her station. It's a series filled with moving human drama and exquisite Japanese cuisine.