Slow Food, founded in 1986, is an international organization whose aim is to protect the pleasures of the table from the homogenization of modern fast food and life. Though a variety of initiatives it promotes gastronomic culture, develops taste education, conserves agricultural biodiversity and protects traditional foods at risk of extinction. It now boasts over 100,000 members in 153 countries.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Slow Food Waitakere May 2011 Event: Japanese Cooking Class

Photos by Sean Shadbolt

Our May event was hosted by Slow Food Waitakere member Kazuyo Friedlander, at Pine Valley B&B.
Firstly Eri showed us how to make soy milk and tofu, then Chikako took us through the menu for the day:

Buttercup croquets
Daikon Radish Ume mayonnaise salad
Sesame flavoured stir fry capsicums
Marinated celery in sweet vinegar
Rolled Rice in Nori- 2 kinds
Chicken mince balls skewer
Omelette with Surimi inside
Mustard flavoured Broccoli
Salmon Saute in fragrant sauce
(we also made some okara croquettes for the vegetarians)

Eri and Kazuyo making tofu

Chikako showing us how to cook the dishes of the day

After the demo we were divided into groups, and started working.

The food was assembled into bento boxes.

After 2 hours of chopping, mixing and cooking we all moved to the greenhouse,
ready for a glass of wine and lunch.

It was a brilliant day, thank you to Kazuyo for opening her home to 16 students, to Chikako and Eri for teaching us to make all these lovely dishes, and to Sean for taking the photos. Also thank you to all who attended today: SF members from our Waitakere Convivium, form our sister Convivium in Auckland, and the new friends who attended a SF event for the first time. See you the next time!

Photos by Sean Shadbolt


Frances said...

Thank you chefs and organisers for a great event. Lunch was delicious! I'm definitely going to try and make my own soy milk and tofu now. This was my first SF workshop and I look forward to the next one.

Alessandra said...

Thank you Frances, and welcome to Slow Food!

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Wow Alessandra, what a wonderful event this was! i just wish i would have attended it. I just love how Japanese food is prepared and served. It's art all it's own. Thank you for stopping by. I would have missed your wonderful blog! Cheers!!!

Sgt.Pepper said...

che quanti piatti meravigliosi!!!!!
a presto,

Meichun Jones (Jeannie) said...

Oh my my much delicious food here~ Love them!

Tito said...

Alessandraaa!!! thanks so much for visit my blog and your commnent!!!

happy sunday Alessandra!! :)


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