Taste & See: History & Culture of Japanese Cuisine

Misa Kobayashi Stuart

Class Offered via Zoom

  • 4 Classes: Tuesdays – 11 am to 12:30 pm
  • Dates: May 18th & 25th, June 1st & 8th
  • TUITION: Members: $80; Non-members: $100

Traditional Japanese cuisine is designated as UNESCO Intangible World Heritage of Humanity. It is known as Washoku. It is not just food, or recipes, but also culture and attitude toward materials, the seasons, nature and customs. In this program, we’ll look at the characteristics of Japanese cuisine, how it was developed, and the cultural and historical backgrounds which nurtured it. Topics will include materials – particular cooking utensils, seasonings and ingredients – and recipes. Classes will be one hour of lecture with optional 15 minutes Q&A