Food Fashionista was created to share the love of food and the fabulously delicious lifestyle that goes with it. You’ll find coverage and features on culinary events, exclusive interviews, tasteful recipes, and insider info. Think of Food Fashionista as your culinary bff & feel free to contact us at anytime with your dining, travel, and lifestyle tips and news. If we don’t get back to you right away, please keep in mind that we get tons of emails but we do still ♥ you.
Mika Takeuchi, Creator / Editor
Hello and thanks for visiting! I started this site back in 2007, but have enjoyed a love affair with gastronomy, travel and style long before that. Born in Tokyo just minutes away from the world-famous Tsukiji fish market before it was commercially world famous (ha), I was spending time at sushi bars with my father as a young gal in pig tails and stuffed animal in tow. A second order of ikura was always on my menu . I can still see my father breaking the wooden chopsticks in half so they were my size. From Japan, I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, worked in restaurants, retail and the corporate world, and after a stint in Italy studying art in Umbria, I started my own e-commerce fashion boutique along with personal shopping for the dapper Mayor of S.F.
I’ve always had an intense passion for all things creative – art, design, fashion, music and you guessed it…culinary. In my closet you’ll find vintage treasures mixed with high-end contemporary (I’m an equal-opportunity shopper). On my plate, you’ll see a wide-ranging taste in cuisine from authentic street food to three-star Michelin. I’ve worked front of the house in restaurants, have consulted with premier chefs and brands, and know the industry from a unique perspective as both a patron and insider. I am currently a Brand Ambassador for MICHELIN, official blogger for Nespresso, and a contributing author of the book “Creating a Meal You’ll Love” with all proceeds going to Share our Strength. Along with this site and my fashion biz, I am a digital media and marketing consultant working with select, high-profile brands.
From a multi-course meal at Le Louis XV in Monaco to an incredibly delectable five-dollar find at the local Farmers’ Market, my dining style is as eclectic as my wardrobe and taste in music. As I always says “If you enjoy food, you enjoy life.”
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