Seasonal Shift: Kuzu and Japan’s Autumnal Plants Growing up in California, Labor Day was never a momentous holiday. It never felt like the end of summer and beginning of autumn. Yet, here in New York when September 1st rolls around something in the air and atmosphere fundamentally shifts. It’s definitive. Comparatively, in Japan there is […]
The Urban Gardening Class featuring Renee Giroux, Curator of Bouley Botanical was an incredibly fun and interactive class. We learned about numerous types of herbs and how to grow them, taste tested the herbs, and transplanted our own herbs into larger planters. It was amazing to find that there are so many different types of […]
The Squid Season According to the Japanese seasonal calendar, the eighth month marks the beginning of autumn. And, indeed, there is something different in the air these days. Nature has a tired, worn out look. Signs of ripening and withering—those telltale harbingers of autumn—can be spotted here and there. Consulting my own copy of seasonal […]
Our most anticipated event of the year was everything we hoped for, and more! We were able to raise more than $12,000, which we will put towards the creation of educational culinary programs, as well as fund a scholarship trip for 2 chefs to Japan. Set in Brooklyn Brewery for the third year running, the […]
The Marukome Miso Discovery at the International Culinary Center was as educational as it was delicious. Chef Travis Swikard (Executive Sous Chef, Boulud Sud) lead the demonstration by displaying his culinary talents, creating two Japanese inspired dishes using Marukome miso. As one of two Chefs we sent to Japan through Marukome’s scholarship program, Chef Swikard beautifully displayed the techniques […]
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