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Kitchen Nippon mainly holds classes showing how to prepare dishes commonly enjoyed in Japanese households. Our goal is to help participants understand how to use commonly available ingredients to create delicious meals. Classes are taught by culinary professionals, including Chef Machiko Tateno (https://www.machiko-tateno.com/), and instruction is provided in both English and Japanese. For those needing a little assistance in finding products right for their needs, we also hold brief tours of supermarkets and shopping streets.

In Japan, there is an expression – Onaji kama no meshi wo kū – which means literally to eat from the same pot. Kitchen Nippon aims to bring people together to make good, wholesome food and enjoy the company of others interested in Japanese food culture.

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Springtime Bento

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No hint of it yet, but cherry blossom season is coming in only a few short weeks. One of the best ways to enjoy it is to find a spot under a tree, settle down, and have a delicious homemade bento. We’ll show you how to make a beautiful, tasty bento that will provide another dimension of happiness for your time under the cherry blossoms. Made with seasonal ingredients, the bento itself will be an added symbol of springtime and rejuvenation. Making your own bento is easier than it looks. Join us to learn how to do it by yourself! Reserve a spot in this class by clicking on the RSVE button and then completing the process by sending your full name to [masked]. Reservations will be considered to have been completed when this email is received. We will send a confirmation message within 48 hours. People who click the RSVE button but do not email their full name to us will be moved to the waiting list if the class fills up and there are others who would like to join the class. Class spots will be apportioned based on the time the email with full-name information is received. Time: March 9, 2019 (Sat.) 12:00~15:30 Cost: 4,000 yen (Material and facility usage fee) What to bring: Apron and something to write with Deadline: March 7, 2019 (Thu.)11:00 AM Location: Yanaka (Taito-ku) at a location convenient to both the Chiyoda Subway Line (6 minutes from Sendagi Station) and the JR Yamanote Line (8 minutes from Nippori Station). Details will be provided to those who register for the class. Cancellation Policy: By the way, if you make a reservation, but later find that you cannot attend, please let us know as early as possible. #Please note that payment of the participation fee will still be expected for a cancellation after the deadline and in the case of a simple failure to attend after making a reservation. Bank transfer details will be provided. A person who reserves a class spot, but then fails to attend, without notifying Kitchen Nippon, may be blocked from further participation. We have decided to implement this rule because we purchase materials for each class and late cancellations and no-shows result in wastage and make it difficult to hold the class fee down. This class will be taught by Chef Machiko Tateno. Chef Machiko Tateno is an expert in cooking with fermented foods, a menu consultant, and Registered Dietician. After spending seven years as a supervising dietician at a hospital, Chef Tateno attended cooking schools in Japan and Ireland -the latter, the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School- to learn cooking approaches that emphasize the qualities and characteristics of ingredients. Later serving as the Executive Chef of Roppongi Nouen, Chef Tateno now focuses on home-style Japanese cooking with particular attention paid to the use of fermented foods. She develops recipes that are both delicious and easy to prepare, and has written or co-written several books on Japanese cooking.

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Kitchen Nippon Premium Miso Class 2019

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