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Forgive me! I thought I posted this days ago.....Fermented food class in SoHo!
Hi All, I've made contact with a Japanese chef here in NYC, Reiko. She is a champion of fermented foods, something I am just beginning to learn about. She has graciously offered to open her kitchen to us for a class. You will get location info after you've paid for your seat. Details follow, taken from her email to me yesterday. Hope to see you there! Space is limited & first-come, first-serve. ******** Yes, we can do class this Saturday about the fermented dishes from Japan. The class would be from 1 to 3 pm at my kitchen in SoHo. The cost would be 50 dollars per person, with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 5 students (including you). By the end of Thursday I would need to have your confirmation and fees transferred, so that I can make the necessary arrangements on Friday. If we don't reach minimum people, we can postpone it till next time. As the time is a bit tight, I will not have time to advertise this class. Also, I would not like to be filmed while teaching (I will be very nervous!). Thanks. My paypal account is [masked] The class will be about how to make a fermented salt and the different usage of it. I will show you also another recipes with Japanese koji mold. You can find the interesting articles about fermented salt. ********** We have the minimum paid for -- John & I will be there, so the class a "Go." Pay her directly to secure your place in this class. Don't worry if you don't get in -- if the demand is high I will arrange for another class when she returns from Japan in November. Wishing you happiness, wealth & longevity, Janelle

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After nearly 30 years of mentoring countless men who wanted more out of their lives, I have decided to offer my experience as a retreat master to the meetup community of NYC. My goal for this group is to witness each other’s success in reaching for and living more joyful, peaceful, loving and rewarding lives.

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