I’m still learning about all the content I can watch on YouTube. I have only recently found the Cooking with Dog series – which features an unnamed Japanese female chef (only referred to as Chef) and Francis, a Poodle. The series started filming in 2009 with a new video listed every Friday.
Francis narrates each video in English (with a Japanese accent), while Chef speaks in Japanese.
Sadly, Francis the Poodle passed away in November 2016 at the advanced age of 14 years, 9 months. In one of the last of the videos, we are told that Francis was feeling unwell and so his stand-ins are some soft toy Poodles. And then there is a message on the final videos telling us they were filmed before his passing.
What a novel idea – a Poodle narrating a Japanese cooking program! I only wish I had found Francis and Chef sooner.
Rest easy, Francis. And thanks for your cooking legacy!
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand
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