June is the time for starting the process of fermentation that, over a period of at least six months or so, turns plums into umeboshi. In this year’s class, we’ll, of course, show you how to prepare umeboshi, but also one other kind of fermented-plum item, as well. As always, the plums we use will be sent directly to us from Micchan-no-ume, a grower in the town of Minabe in Wakayama Prefecture. The class will include a light meal made with umeboshi prepared at the class we held last year.

Time: June 25, 2017 (Sun.) 12:00~15:30
Cost: 5,000 yen (Material and facility usage fee)
What to bring: Apron and something to write with
Deadline: June 20, 2017 (Tue.) 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 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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