This style is an original cooking style created by Jōichirō Yukihira, who began developing the method as far back as his high school years at Tōtsuki Culinary Academy. Jōichirō perfected his signature style as he travelled the world and became a world-famous freelance chef. Eventually, he settled down with his wife in Sumiredōri Shopping District and had a son who eventually picked up the style through some training under Jōichirō, and his own personal research and trial and error.
The main strength of this technique is its constant evolution, since the basis of Yukihira Style Cookery comes from a mixture of thousands of cooking disciplines and a wide knowledge of culinary preparation from practical food application and ingredient experimentation. A vast majority of the Yukihira styled dishes are founded in Japanese cuisine, given that Jōichirō runs a daily special shop in an urban shopping district. However, a mixture of foreign cooking techniques are blended into the cooking process, creating a new dimension of flavor. As such, the style is not limited to just Japanese dishes, as Sōma has shown being capable of making Risottos and Soufflés using this method. Even mistakes from previous dishes have been used as a basis for some of the style's future dishes.
The style is not without its flaws. The style takes years to "master" and requires extensive research and experimentation. Because of their extensive need to experiment ingredient combinations, practitioners, even Jōichirō himself, tend to make horrible food combinations like Grilled Squid Tentacles Dressed in Peanut Butter, with predictably horrible tastes, and sometimes, traumatic taste-based visual hallucinations. However, this downside to Yukihira's style can also play to his advantage. Because of this trial-and-error method, Sōma is able to test out new ideas and 'think outside of the box.' As a result, he is always thinking of new ways of cooking and presenting his dishes, much to the surprise of those who look down on him. To admit to Sōma's ability is also admitting that they had never even attempted.
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