who is the best cook in the world of anime?

The 15 greatest anime chefs of all timeBrock, Rikido Sato, Charmy Papittoson, Bols, Senku, Souma Yukihira, Ryuuji Takasu, Kotori Iida. Interesting concoctions such as crab bread, squid bread and even jelly bread (which is not bread filled with jelly but jelly filled with bread) have been kneaded by Sanae's tender hand. Fortunately, her husband has the baking skills to keep the business afloat and the preconceived sense of taste to keep her happy. This experience at home helped him become a pivotal member of Ash's group in the series and the main contributor to a variety of delicious treats enjoyed throughout the series (jelly doughnuts anyone?).

In addition to being a good cook both in the kitchen and in the wild, Brock is also a master at making delicious food for the Pokémon, demonstrating an interspecies palette that few chefs get to showcase. Given that Goku and Yamcha are often seen training together in their early years, presumably the assortment of food the fighters consume faster than a Saiyan can teleport had to be cooked by someone for whom cooking comes naturally. Perhaps the image of Yamcha lying face down in the dirt should replace the reviled warrior with a chef's hat and apron, a fitting image for the series' secret food lover. A self-made man, Brock is simply a Swiss Army knife of preparation.

From his backpack, Brock can pull out complete sets of cooking utensils and tableware to serve his meals. While travelling with Ash and Misty, Brock reveals that as a child he practically raised himself, learning to cook out of necessity. What started as a way to survive became a true art when Brock abandoned life at the Gym and set out on an adventure. Not only do his fellow humans enjoy his meals, but the Pokémon Brock cares for are also benefactors.

Brock is often seen feeding the creatures their favourite dishes, and so far, none of them have complained. Would Ash and Misty have starved to death in the forest without Brock? Probably not, but they certainly wouldn't have been so happy. While pirates are not known for being picky eaters, it takes a chef of immeasurable skill to keep the entire Straw Hat crew happy and well fed on their many adventures. Vinsmoke "Black Leg" Vinsmoke from One Piece is both a well-trained sous chef and one of the most feared pirates in all the land.

Sanji's interest in cooking began at an early age, preparing food for his mother. As an adult, Sanji proves to have a keen eye for not only preparing dishes in the traditional way, but for using pieces and parts of ingredients that other chefs would discard. In a Master Chef-style battle with professionally trained Marines, Sanji expertly humiliates them by preparing a meal for 100 crew members using only the ingredients discarded by the careless cooks. As arguably the best chef at Tōtsuki Academy, Food Wars' Erina Nakiri leaves all the other chefs in the dust.

On her own, she is a highly motivated and accomplished cook, but coupled with the most over-the-top food-related skill of all time, Erina is second to none. After her father decides to close his family restaurant, Yukihira Souma has no choice but to enrol in Japan's top culinary school. With the excellent culinary skills inherited from his father, Souma sets out to graduate from the prestigious culinary school, where only 10 of his students have been able to graduate by earning a place among the best. The Food Wars anime features more than one top chef, but here are the best of the best presented throughout the series.

Kojiro, a member of Totsuki's 79th generation of alumni and former first place in the Elite Ten, is the first Japanese chef to win the coveted Pluspol, the most prestigious award in French cuisine. Also known as The Wizard of Pulses for his ability to bring out the best qualities of vegetables, Kojiro is a professional chef competing at the highest level in the culinary world. These characters love cooking, whether he is a world-renowned chef or simply a wizard of the kitchen. Soma Yukihira is the top chef in the Food Wars series.

Although only a 15-year-old sophomore in high school, Sōma's unrivalled passion for cooking comes from his ingenuity and unbridled creativity when it comes to improvising new recipes on the fly (especially during cooking competitions). Souma held her father in high esteem when it came to culinary skills, and hopes to surpass him one day. Aside from his ability to cook and provide food and drink for the crew, Sanji possesses a unique fighting technique that only requires the use of his legs, because he claims that a chef's hands should only be used when cooking. In the series, Youichi is shown to be able to devise unique and novel cooking techniques to create delicious delicacies.

Thanks to his passion for cooking, Youichi became an excellent cook and was able to surpass even his own mother and take over the family restaurant. We're going to look back at some of the most iconic anime chefs, for better or worse, measuring how their meals compare to the industry's big menu. But in fact, one of Kurokiba's strengths is her unbeatable knowledge of Molecular Gastronomy (a sub-discipline of food science that investigates the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients in the kitchen). The woman who possesses the Tongue of God and current head of Totsuki, Erina Nakiri, has all the tools to be the best chef in anime.

Moreover, thanks to her adaptation to live cooking and her culinary logic and creativity, she created Jōichirō Special Rich Ramen, which is said to revitalise the body and make you feel and look younger. As a student, he won 100 out of 121 cooking battles with the former first-place Gin Dojima, underlining how his ranking does not give him enough credit. He is not afraid to experiment with ingredients, which is also the inspiration for his unique approach to cooking, called Yukihira style. Some of the best chefs in the anime, such as Gin Dojima and Azami Nakiri, never show their culinary skills on screen, so it is unfair to compare them to the characters whose cooking is ranked in the competition.

Gintama is already known for being a pretty spicy series, but Otae's cooking skills deserve a parental warning of their own. Some people have even spent hours just watching the anime's cooking videos, dazzled by the literally delicious animation. Bianchi has been a lousy cook since childhood, and her ineptitude in the kitchen has caused some childhood trauma for her younger brother.

Priscilla Dielman
Priscilla Dielman

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