About the Gochiso Gourmet
The Gochiso Gourmet is Ryan Tatsumoto who was born in
Honolulu, Hawaii and raised on the Windward side of Oahu.
He graduated from James B. Castle High School and earned his
Bachelors degree in Nutritional Science from the University of
Hawaii at Manoa. After several years working at odds and ends jobs
in Hawaii, he decided to attend the University of California at San
Francisco where he earned a doctorate in pharmacy and currently
works as a Clinical Pharmacist for the Federal Government.
He started writing for the Nichi Bei Times as a food, wine and
nutrition columnist in their January 2003 issue.
Though he's never cooked professionally, he does frequently tinker
about the kitchen. Successes thus far include winning the Hawaiian
Electric Healthy Recipe contest and being a finalist in the Liberty
House Taro Recipe contest. He does hope to be a finalist in the
Cooking Light recipe contest and finish his cookbook someday.
He also is a Certified Sommelier as determined by the Court of
Master Sommeliers and a Certified Specialist of Wine as determined
by the Society of Wine Educators.