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Cooking with Doburoku (Home Brew Sake) Workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cooking with Doburoku (Home Brew Sake) Workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods

Sunday, February 24, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mariko Grady of Aedan Fermented Foods
$55 JCCCNC Members
$65 General Public

Doburoku is a type of rustic farmhouse or home brewed fermented variation of sake that is typically sweeter and with a lower alcohol percentage than sake as we commonly know it. Mariko Grady of Aedan Fermented Foods, local producers of Japanese fermented food products and ingredients, will present a menu using doburoku as well as other fermented ingredients including koji and miso from Aedan’s line of products. Don’t miss this cooking workshop that will be packed full of information on the health benefits of probiotic fermented foods as well as heapings of umami flavor with each dish on the menu!

Workshop Menu:

  • Kanu-miso sea bass
  • Shio-koji avocado chirashi-sushi
  • Daikon and konnyaku dengaku (slow-cooked daikon and konnyaku with special miso sauce)
  • Amazake Dessert



About Mariko Grady:

Mariko Grady is the founder of Aedan Fermented Foods.

In 2011 after the devastating tsunami struck Japan, Mariko sold her natural fermented products to friends to fundraise for Japanese victims. The popularity of Mariko’s delicious fermented foods spread quickly by word-of-mouth in the local community between Japanese mothers and their friends. After this fundraising, Mariko started to write Aedan’s weekly newsletters to share fermented foods and her wisdom on leading a happy healthy life. In May 2012, Mariko joined the incubator kitchen program at La Cocina in San Francisco and since then has worked to develop her Aedan fermented food product line.

Aedan creates small batch fermented products using the knowledge passed down from Mariko’s Grandfather’s miso-making business and mother’s home miso recipes in Japan. Using this traditional knowledge, she has adjusted and perfected her recipes to match the unique flora and environment of San Francisco.

Aedan brings Japanese fermented foods that are essential to flavor and health of every traditional Japanese meal to your table. We hand craft these foods in small batch, bringing you the foundation you need to craft fresh, healthful meals for you and your family. For more information on Aedan Fermented Foods and products, visit:


Spring 2019 Kaiseki Cooking Workshop
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Spring Kaiseki Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi
$45 JCCCNC Members
$55 General Public








Our popular seasonal Kaiseki cooking workshops consist of an elegant multi-course meal in the Kaiseki tradition using a menu of fresh ingredients to reflect the flavors and colors of each season. Our Spring Kaiseki Workshop features four light and elegant dishes and will be primarily taught through demonstration with participants providing the final, artistic touches to complete these fine Kaiseki dishes. Easy to follow recipes will be provided.

Spring Tasting Menu:

  • Chirashi sushi
  • Kaiseki-style miso soup
  • Kaibashira bonboriae (lightly poached and chilled wild sea scallops with tobiko fish roe)
  • Ichiban dashi (soup stock made with konbu kelp and katsuobushi shaved dried bonito)
Nabe Nights – March 2019 with the Center’s Hula Class Merrie Monarch Fundraiser
Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Nabe Nights @ the Center
March 2019 – With the Center’s Hula Dance Class Merrie Monarch Fundraiser

Saturday, March 30, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$25 General Admission, $15 for Children 10 and Under






Join us for our next Nabe Night, our community fundraiser program where the Center teams up with a different community group once a month to host a nabe (Japanese hotpot) dinner! Proceeds from ticket sales go toward supporting both the Center and the partnering community organization for the month. Our Nabe Night for the month of March is in partnership with the Center’s Hula Dance Class! Hula class members Erin and Cyanna are raising funds to support their participation in April at the world famous Merrie Monarch hula festival held in Hilo, Hawaii. This month’s Nabe Night will also feature a special hula dance performance, so come out to show your ALOHA and support!

We’re looking for more community partners to host additional Nabe Nights! If your community organization, group, team or program is interested in scheduling a Nabe Night fundraiser with the Center, please contact Programs Manager Haruka Roudebush at




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