Monday, January 14, 2013

February 12, 2013: Secrets of Soy

Discover the secrets of cooking with miso, soy sauce, tofu and more. At Nagomi (和) beauty room, Chef Chiaki will lead a hands-on session featuring bento-box making, an introductory tea ceremony (led by Kyoko) and a pretty table-setting lesson. Learn to prepare tasty and healthy dishes with take-home recipes for you to try!

This event will take place on February 12 from 6 to 9pm. Attendance is limited to 6 people and the fee is $40. To reserve your spot, please RSVP to or 647-993-1130.

February 12, 2013
Nagomi (和) beauty room
2372A Bloor Street West, Toronto, M6S 1P5
647-993-1130 or
Fee: $40

Sunday, January 13, 2013

January 16, 22 and 24, 2013: "Itadakimasu!" The Japan Foundation presents a series exploring Sustainable Food Systems and Mindful Eating

During the month of January, our friends at The Japan Foundation in Toronto are looking at an essential, universal topic: food. The series begins on Thursday, January 16 with a panel discussion on the relationships between food consumers and producers in Japan led by Dr. Motoki Akitsu, Associate Professor of Philosophy of Agricultural Sciences in the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University.

The following week (January 22 and 24), there will be screenings of two Japanese documentaries, "Eatrip", a contemporary Japanese food culture documentary, and "Red Persimmons", a classic ethnographic film about the production of hoshigaki (dried persimmons) in rural Yamagata prefecture.

For more information, including full details on individual events and contact information, please visit The Japan Foundation's website.  Registration for the panel discussion on January 16 will be required, which can be done through the website.