The theme ingredient is Black Pig from Kagoshima. These pigs are raised entirely on sweet potatoes. The chefs have available a loin, ham, fillet, and belly from 1 pig and the the innards, feet and ear from 3 pigs.
The Fine Living Network's alternative production number for this episode is FLIRN-161.
Tamotsu Tosaki Sakai's and Makio's teacher in junior high school
Keijiro Kami Sakai's and Makio's friend in junior high school
Yumiko Makio Challenger's Wife