Ayako Yoshikawa-Gordon Ayako Yoshikawa-Gordon was a floral designer and the founder of Seattle-based jam company Ayako & Family. The artisan jam producer is known for its distinctive heritage and heirloom plum flavors made with fruit exclusively sourced from the certified organic Mair Farm-Taki in Yakima, Washington. Experience Seattle floral designer Ayako Yoshikawa-Gordon's friendship with fellow Japanese immigrant Katsumi Taki was nourished with food and fueled by nostalgia. They shared a love of cooking food that reminded them of their cultural heritage and using conscientiously farmed produce. She always saw past the blemishes and found the intrinsic beauty in food well-grown, aware that she didn't need pristine fruit to make great jam. Her jams and potstickers were a reflection of Ayako's belief in building community through soulful, handcrafted goods. Ayako's daughter Alessandra took over running Ayako & Family after her mother passed away in 2019. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.