1) Greeting & self introduce 2) Prepare rice 3) make "Japanese Pickles (Tsukemono)" 4) prepare side dishes 5) make "Dashi (Japanese Soup stock)" 6) make Seasonal "miso soup", with handmade miso 7) make "Rice ball (Onigiri)" 8) The Lunchtime 'itadakimasu!', also Matcha tea and dessert 9) extra play time, Origami time When you enter my house, you first wash hands and drink a cup of tea. I will introduce myself, and please introduce yourself too. I will give you the recipe Then start wearing an apron. I will explain what we will make today. First, we will prepare rice. (You can take a picture of the food you've made ) After cooking is complete, a photo session will be held. But don't take too much time!everyone is hungry. If you can't use chopsticks, you can use cutlery, but you can also practice using chopsticks. Let's do “Itadakimasu” as a Japanese does in everyday life. After the meal, please share your questions and comments. Let's have green tea with a light dessert . I really think that this teatime is the best of all... After some relaxation, let's clear the table and do some origami!
As my parents were both English teachers, English was a very familiar language. When I was in junior high school, I stayed in Arizona, to learn English, where my mom's friend was. After Univ(French language dpt.), I studied in France for a year. Returning to Japan, I worked in beauty industry. After marriage I went to England with my husband. There I bought recipe books, did so much cooking!. I was baking & cooking most of the time. Returning to Japan, I qualified as a registered dietitian & took intensive Japanese food class. Just after the Big Earthquake, I independently opened a cooking class for local mothers & infants, 10 years of supporting child rearing in the region. After that I thought I should take my language skill in real use now, to host foreign travelers. So, finally I could put together my two things, the language &food.
I live in a wood built house in a calm neighborhood. The kitchen you will be is fully equipped,almost professionally, and kept very clean, nicely lighted. so you'll be relaxed and easy to be concentrated to work on your cuisine. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. I'll be delighted to help you.The place also has a authentic Japanese tatami room, so after the session you are invited to have some Macha green tea in there.
Although we provide you the map to our place, if you are not sure about the venue, you can ask me to see you at the station. Don't worry! Cooking I planned is very simple, so you can go back home and make it again.
Japanese Cooking with Local vegetables