It may seem far-fetched to prepare and serve a traditional Japanese meal at home if you did not grow up in a Japanese household. How about some assorted sushi rolls as appetizers? Put some fancy tempura on the menu for your guests? Today, thankfully with the help of Japanese supermarkets and clearer labels on many products, preparing a Japanese dinner at home is no longer out of reach. I love serving ramen for a quick dinner, or take home some assorted sushi and sashimi occasionally. We’re talking about some of my favorite things here!
But if you want to take that to the next level of sophistication, then learn from a real pro who is essentially the Japanese domestic diva with all-round culinary skills – Mamie Nishide, your take-home culinary teacher.
Born and raised in Japan, Mamie Nishide is not just passionate about teaching students about the finer points of preparing cuisine from her native country, she is also an accomplished educator on French, European and New American cuisines. You’ll see her touches in many gorgeous food photos, as she is a food stylist too. Mamie-san is also the Japanese Miss Manners. In her lessons, she offer tips and techniques on the whole gamut – from how to hold your chopsticks, to dining etiquette when enjoying a meal in a sushi restaurant.
Working as a chef in Hampton, New York, and also in New York City, Mamie-san is in high demand for special catering and cooking lessons at her Japanese Cooking Studio.
In addition, she has created an online sweets shop – Gotta Eat Sweets, offering some extraordinary sweets and to-die-for desserts including her irresistible Truffipops!
At Asian Feastival on Sept 6, you will not only meet her, watch her cooking demo, but also get a chance to win a Cooking Class for Two in your own home (a $250 value – excludes the cost of ingredients; transportation expenses apply to some locations. Expires Dec 31, 2010. Raffle ticket proceeds to benefit Food Bank for NYC).
Don’t miss out on using the 20% discount coupon for her wonderful chocolates and sweets offered to all Asian Feastival ticket holders.