おうちごはん！Okonomiyaki ＆Wakame Soup
Japanese Home Cooking with Table for Two
in Washington DC, Atlanta, Boston, Houston, and Philadelphia
Join us in this family-friendly event hosted by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC, The Japan Society of Boston, The Japan-America Society of Georgia, the Japan-America Society of Houston, and the Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia and learn how to make the popular Okonomiyaki – savory Japanese pancake!
“Okonomi” means as you like it and yaki means grill or fry. This pancake is stuffed with heapings of cabbage and vegetables and topped with a savory sauce. Keep it vegetarian or add shrimp, thin slices of pork, or bacon…as you like it! Top with our homemade sauce, a drizzle of mayonnaise, and sprinklings of aonori, dried seaweed, and shavings of katsuobushi (bonito flakes) for the perfect seasoning. Finish the meal with a light wakame soup.
Hosted online via Zoom, Saturday, January 14, 2023
5:00 – 6:30 PM ET (4:00 – 5:30 PM CT)
$10 Members / $15 Non-members
JASWDC members use code “DC”
(Ingredient list will be provided a few days before the event)
The class will be taught by Debra Samuels, lead curriculum and recipe developer for Wa-Shokuiku, a program of Table for Two. Debra is the author of two cookbooks and the 2020 recipient of the John E. Thayer III Award for Outstanding Contributions to Cultural Exchange Between the United States and Japan.
Debra Samuels leads the program content and curriculum development for TABLE FOR TWO USA’s Japanese-inspired food education program, “Wa-Shokuiku – Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!” She was a food writer and contributor to the Food Section of The Boston Globe and has authored two cookbooks: “My Japanese Table” and “The Korean Table.”
She curated the exhibit, “Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture” (2015) at the Boston Architectural College and co-curated “Objects of Use and Beauty: Design and Craft in Japanese Culinary Tools” (2018) at the Fuller Craft Museum. Debra also worked as a program coordinator and an exhibition developer in the Japanese department of the Boston Children’s Museum from 1992-2000.
Debra has lived in Japan for 12 years altogether and specializes in Japanese cuisine. She travels around the US and abroad teaching hands-on workshops on obento, the Japanese lunchbox. During the pandemic, she is teaching live online cooking programs to youths and adults.
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