Old parks for picnics

While a mysterious Japanese chef cooks a variety of popular Japanese dishes (smooth silken tofu, steamed buns, summer somen noodles), a Yoda-like gray poodle named Francis sits calmly next to her and “narrates” the recipes in English for an oddly soothing and wonderfully weird experience. And though poor Francis was, unfortunately, part of the string of celebrity deaths that cursed 2016, his memory lives on in the form of a framed picture his devoted owner keeps propped up on the kitchen counter.