Patricio Garcia de Paredes (Spain / Japan),

was introduced to macrobiotics at the age of five by his mother, Luchi Baranda, in his native country Spain. After graduating from the Kushi Institute, he began to teach and give cooking classes in Southeast Asia, South America, and Spain. In 1998 he moved to Japan to spread macrobiotics through developing macrobiotic restaurants, giving cooking classes, presenting lectures, and publishing macrobiotic cookbooks. In Japan, he was executive chef at Kushi Garden and Chaya Macrobiotic restaurant. For several years he was the educational director of the Kushi Institute of Japan. Recently he opened his own educational macrobiotic centre in Tokyo. He maintains a busy international schedule and currently resides in Japan with his Japanese wife, four daughters and one son.

His newest, very beautiful and inspiring cookbook will be soon available at Deshima Shop and Mail Order.