We don’t know about you, but when someone says ‘Japanese cuisine’ we picture a white-aproned chef, hachimaki headband fixed in place, deftly slicing a giant tuna and then presenting us with a sliver of pink fish on a tiny plate. Perfection. Not exactly whip-it-up-yourself-on-a-Friday-night food though, is it?
Or is it? Japanese cuisine is as varied as it is uniformly delicious – and the meals served in the homes of everyday Tokyoites can be deceptively simple. Get the basics right, throw in some stylish chopsticks and bowls and you can create a healthy Japanese feast with just a few simple ingredients. For home chefs trying to up their game in the kitchen, this class will show you how to do exactly that.
We’ll set you up with a super-relaxed, Cordon-Bleu trained, Michelin-experienced Japanese chef in her stylish private cooking space so you can learn home cooking techniques from a true expert. She’ll teach you how to make dashi broth (one of the cornerstones of Japanese cooking), how to slice simple sashimi, make a bowl of miso soup, and prepare a refreshing namasu vegetable salad, among others. By lunchtime, you’ll be ready to chow down on your creations and toast your master with a well-deserved glass of sake. It’s only a matter of time before you’re on Chef’s Table, we just know it…
NB: This class is also available in French
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