New ginger, or shin shōga (新生姜), is in season from June through August. New ginger is harvested before the ginger plant fully matures. Sent to market immediately after harvest, it looks fresher and has a more refreshing, less spicy, flavor than regular ginger, which is aged. Participants will learn how to make a couple dishes perfect for re-energizing the body, and prepare real ginger ale – just the thing for revitalizing on a hot summer day. For this class, we’ll be using new ginger sent directly from Kōchi Mizuta Farm, a specialty producer of premium fruits and vegetables in Kōchi Prefecture. Participants will take home what they prepare in class.

Time: Jul 29, 2017 (Sat.) 12:00~15:30
Cost: 4,000 yen (Material and facility usage fee)
What to bring: Apron and something to write with
Deadline: Jul 27, 2017 (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 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 Machiko 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.

Chef Chef Machiko Tateno has just published a book of 129 recipes detailed in both text and photos. Ranging from the simple and quick, to others that would have you wait a whole year to partake of their goodness, these recipes will make it easy for readers to make tsukemono a part of their daily diet.

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