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Dessert Mochi with Kaori Becker
Saturday, April 27, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kaori Becker
$55 Center Members
$65 General Public
Mochi is both a traditional and modern ingredient to making sweets that everyone loves! Back by popular demand, learn how to make 6 different types of homemade dessert mochi with chef Kaori Becker! First, you will start by hand-pounding glutinous sweet rice into authentic mochi! You will then enjoy the following:
- Ichigo Daifuku (Sweet Red Bean and Strawberry Mochi)
- Pink Rosewater Mochi
- Matcha (Green Tea) Mochi
- Peanut Butter Mochi
- Strawberry & Nutella Mochi
- Matcha Ice Cream Mochi
This hands-on workshop is perfect for those who can’t get enough mochi to munch on!
About Kaori Becker: Growing up as a “hapa” (half-Japanese) woman in the Bay Area, Kaori was surrounded by her mother Yukiko’s Japanese home-cooking. When Yukiko told her that many years ago Kaori’s grandmother owned her own ramen shop in Fukushima, Japan, Kaori decided to dive deeper into her roots through cooking ramen.
After studying and specializing in ramen-from-scratch, Kaori taught a class at The Seasoned Farmhouse, a recreational cooking school in Columbus, Ohio, in 2014. Shortly afterwards, Kaori taught other classes at Franklin Park Conservatory, centering around Asian cuisine, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai and Indian. In 2015, while teaching English to high school students, Kaori ran a bi-weekly cooking club every month, beginning to realize that her passion for cooking, and teaching others how to cook, was greater than her passion to teach English. After moving to the Bay Area in the summer of 2016, Kaori created her business, Kaori’s Kitchen. For more information on Kaori and other cooking classes she offers, visit her website at: http://www.kaoriskitchen.comSIGN UP
June 2019 Japanese Breads Workshop with Eri Combs
Sunday, June 9, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Eri Combs
$65 Center Members
$75 General Public
Expert Japanese baker Eri Combs will return in June for her next Japanese baking workshop! In this fun class, you will learn how to master 4 types of popular Japanese bakery breads:
- Hotdog Rolls
- Salted An (Sweet Red Bean Paste) Rolls
- Chocolate Twists
- Yudane loaf bread
You will make your own dough by hand, which you will get to take home to make extra bread. In addition, you will learn how to mix, proof, and we will fill, bake and decorate our breads in class, which you will also get to take home. You will leave with 6 of your delicious creations, as well as recipes and your homemade dough which you can bake at home!
About Eri Combs:
Eri is a baking instructor and also a mother of 3 children. She teaches cooking at a private school, and sells bread once a week. “I started baking bread when I was little, I learned while baking together with my mom. After I came to America, I started selling Japanese bread such as An-pan, cream-pan, melon-pan, or curry-pan. My most famous bread is ‘whipped cream an-pan’; it’s made with Japanese and American techniques and also my favorite bread to make.” We hope you enjoy both the great baked Japanese treats you make with Eri, as well as her expert instruction!
Sushi Rolling 101 Workshop
Saturday, June 22, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Chef Mark Gyotoku
$50 Center Members
$65 General Public
For anyone who has their own dreams of sushi, our Sushi Rolling 101 workshop with sushi chef Mark Gyotoku is the perfect opportunity to learn how to roll your own sushi! Starting with how to prepare sushi rice to picking and preparing ingredients for your sushi creations, Mark will guide participants on how to prepare three basic styles of sushi rolls. All materials will be provided, although Chef Gyotoku recommends participants bring a sharp kitchen knife of their choice and food containers to take extra sushi rolls home. Sushi is a great addition to your culinary repertoire, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser at any potluck or gathering so come out and get rolling with us!