Dashi, Japan’s traditional savory soup and cooking stock, requires minimal effort and 45 minutes or less to prepare. Yet it gives culinary staples such as miso soup a nuanced depth of flavor and an authentic taste. After learning the process for making Tofu Wakame Miso Soup during my recent Flavors of Japan Cooking Class, one student commented, Continue reading
It’s been green smoothies for breakfast for us for a week now. We were inspired by the passion of our dear friends Olivia and Christopher. They’ve been drinking green smoothies daily for about two months and loving how great they feel. We left their home excited to give green smoothies a try. Continue reading
On March 12, 2009, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing March 14, 2009 as the first National Pi Day.
“Taking cooking classes is great…. One of the advantages of learning from a human being is that you pick up very subtle things when you’re cooking side by side…That’s hard to learn from a book. One session with a person is worth reading 10 recipe books.” Michael Pollan
March and April’s healthy cooking classes celebrate spring’s bounty. Continue reading
Over the past month my Chirashi Sushi recipe, published almost three years ago, received lots of attention. However, I reviewed and revised that recipe for last Saturday’s Japanese cooking class. And I now want to share the updated version with you as well. Including the change of name. It’s more accurately called Chirashizushi. Continue reading
What a challenge I gave myself. Coming up with a dessert for this Saturday’s Flavors of Japan cooking class wasn’t easy. Classic Japanese meals usually end on a savory rather than sweet note. Although sweets are loved in Japan, they’re more likely to be served with tea in the afternoon. Continue reading
You’ve probably enjoyed Sunomono any number of times at Japanese restaurants. So refreshing and satisfyingly crisp it had to be on the menu in my upcoming Flavors of Japan Cooking Class. So I’ve had a tasty week researching, perfecting and eating ever more balanced versions of sunomono. Continue reading