Tast of Japan

Japanese Cooking Classes were held in both Boston and Chile!

Japanese Cooking Classes were held in both Boston and Chile!

On June 9 and 10, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries organized Japanese cooking classes in Beverly to teach both the general public and professional chefs how to prepare and appreciate Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine).

The class was taught by Mr. Masahiro Nakata, a famous Japanese chef and President of Kyoto Culinary Art College, and involved a lecture on the food and ingredients as well as a cooking lesson using ingredients produced in Japan such as wagyu, yellowtail, and scallops. Guests left the class with an appreciation of the unique qualities of Washoku as well as new skills they could bring to their kitchens.

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Lecture by Mr. Masahiro Nakata

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Dishes made by Mr. Masahiro Nakata during the demonstration

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Participants preparing the ingredients for their dishes

In Santiago, Chile, on June 21 and 22, Mr. Hirotoshi Ogawa, Director of All Japan Sushi Association taught classes for both the general public and professional chefs. He lectured the history of Japanese cuisine as well as how to use ingredients including making popular sauce of Teriyaki. Guests enjoyed the talk and the tasting Washoku.

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Lecture by Mr. Hirotoshi Ogawa

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Salmon dishes made by Mr. Hirotoshi Ogawa during the demonstration

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Participants tasting their dishes