Downtowner wants Memphis to know ‘the sweeter side of Japanese food’

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: December 04, 2023 6:24 AM CT | Published: December 03, 2023 2:58 PM CT

Baker Aika Renzo opened Wagashi Japanese Bakery in November to fill a culinary void in Memphis.


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Joshua Carlucci

Joshua Carlucci

Joshua Carlucci is a food writer and professional cook from rural Central California. He is a Memphis transplant by way of New Orleans and New York City. He has a bachelor’s in English from UC Berkeley, a culinary diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education and is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Memphis.


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