The Great Natto Diet Rush

natto.jpgThe Great Natto Diet Rush: The sticky road to weight loss (maybe). Maki Itoh discusses natto's sudden trendiness in Japan as a potential weight loss wonder food—somewhat bizarre news when you consider that natto is a very stinky dish of cooked, fermented soybeans, the kind of food that even the Japanese will refer to as "an acquired taste".

(Masaharu Morimoto won the Iron Chef Natto Battle with an array of dishes that included a dessert of "sweetened natto soaked in Coca Cola and served in coconut milk", which to be frank, I find terrifying. Brave man to make it, but trusting judges to eat it!)