A temple cuisine workshop with Masami Asao, Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Learn delicious, traditional Japanese recipes in a beautiful temple setting. Shojin ryori is an ancient form of Buddhist temple cooking that uses only simple, seasonal vegetarian ingredients (no meat, fish, eggs, or even strong-smelling vegetables such as onions and garlic). The experience of making and eating shojin ryori connects you to the heart, spirit, and traditions of Japan. In this workshop you will learn to prepare shojin ryori dishes with one of Japan’s leading instructors. There will be different menus on Saturday and Sunday. Masami Asao Sensei is a temple chef and registered dietitian. She is head of Akasaka Teran, a vegetarian cooking school located within Jokokuji, a 350-year-old temple in Tokyo.
$75 per session ($125 for both days). Instruction in Japanese with an English interpreter. Space is limited, so please register early!
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