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A shared evening of cooking and dinner with recipes from the community!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$16 for Center Members, $20 for General Public
Register by Sunday, May 19, 2019
The Center’s Community Kitchen is our ongoing communal dinner program bringing members of community together to learn Japanese and Japanese American family recipes and to share a multi-generational communal dinner. Adapting our Baachan’s Kitchen program started in 2016, our Community Kitchen is open to all who want to enjoy and share Japanese home-style cooking while connecting with the community.
May Community Kitchen Menu:
- Chirashi Rice
- Chicken Karaage
- Carrot, miso, ginger dressing cabbage salad
- Miso and sesame roasted cauliflower and broccoli
- Daikon and cucumber tsukemono pickles with bonito
- Matcha flan
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!
Community Karaoke – June 2019
Friday, June 14, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$3 Center Members, $5 General Public
Ticket includes one song request
Additional song requests $1 each
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Our second Community Karaoke night is coming up this June! For any of you who love singing your hearts out, we’ll be holding a monthly community karaoke and potluck night at the Center! Songs can be sung in either English or Japanese. Your ticket will include one song request, with additional song requests available for $1.
Our Community Karaoke night is a potluck, so be sure to bring a potluck dish, snacks and/or beverages to share with everyone! The event is family-friendly, so please drink responsibly. We hope you can join us!CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Summer Kaiseki Workshop
Saturday, June 15, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Larry Sokyo Tiscornia and Kimika Soko Takechi
$45 Center 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 Summer Kaiseki Workshop features five 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.
Summer Tasting Menu:
- Magurotataki – seared raw tuna
- Unagitamagoyose – egg custard with grilled eel
- Yakinasu & Shishito – grilled eggplant and shishito peppers
- Edamame & Corn Rice
- Ichiban dashi – soup stock made with konbu kelp and katsuobushi shaved dried bonito
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!