July 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1840 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94115
$55 JCCCNC Members, $65 General Public
Matt Okada, Director of Programs

Cooking with Koji Workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods

Sunday, July 8, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mariko Grady of Aedan Fermented Foods
$55 JCCCNC Members
$65 General Public

We are pleased to bring you our next cooking workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods! Learn the secrets of adding umami to your cooking by adding Japanese fermented ingredients! In addition to enhancing flavor, fermented ingredients also make foods easier to digest. In this workshop, local artisanal Japanese ingredients maker Aedan Fermented Foods will show you how to make fermented products including shio koji, miso paste and amazake as well as a five-course menu using these fermented ingredients. The workshop is hands-on and will include recipes to bring home.

Workshop Menu:

  • shio koji
  • miso paste
  • amazake
  • shio koji chicken with green onion
  • mixed rice with sagohachi pickles and seaweed
  • shio koji marinated tofu with dengaku miso
  • pickled Chinese vegetables and shio koji mushrooms
  • fresh berries with amazake coconut milk

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: aedansf.com.