Indagare Global Spotlight Club: Japanese Cooking & Culture, with Nancy Singleton Hachisu & Friends

The program will be led by Nancy Singleton Hachisu, a leading authority on Japanese cuisine. A James Beard Award-winning food writer, Nancy is the author of four cookbooks and has been documenting Japan’s disappearing food traditions for over a decade. Along the way, you'll also learn about the rituals of a Japanese tea ceremony live from Kyoto. 

5 sessions, January to May 2021 
Most sessions will be on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:00-7:30 p.m. ET. Dates and times may vary.

Club Fee: $1,500

Please note: Ingredients, equipment, recipes and a prep list will be sent to you in advance of each class. Ingredients are not included in the price of the course. 

  • Wednesday, January 27, 6:00 p.m. ET: Nabemono (one pot) Recipes in this first lesson include variations with fish, meat and vegetables, as well as ponzu and goma dare (sesame sauce)

  • Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. ET: Yakimono (grilled) How to make one-day air-dried fish (himono) grilled over charcoal, chicken skewers (yakitori), grilled meat and vegetables (yaki niku).

  • Wednesday, March 10, 6:00 p.m. ET: Agemono (fried) Learn the perfect method for cooking vegetable tempura. 

  • Wednesday, April 14, 6:00 p.m. ET: Culture: Tea Ceremony Decoding the rituals and meaning behind a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with one of our top Kyoto guides

  • Wednesday, May 12, 6:00 p.m. ET: Hand-cut Udon In this class, led by Nancy and her son, you will learn to make variations of udon noodles.

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Note: Lectures will be recorded and can be made available, if you are unable to attend a session. Attendance at every session, however, is recommended for an optimal learning experience, as there will be Q&A and discussion in all Indagare Clubs.

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Not included in program rates: Costs of any additional tools or ingredients required for the Program. 

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