Best of the Best: Central Market Cooking School

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

Thank you very much for having me again at Central Market Cooking Schoo!  Central Market Cooking School is located in Texas. It is one of the best avocational cooking schools in the country. I visited the schools in four locations – San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Houston. The quality of the chef-instructors working in the kitchen is very high. They commit to offer the best experience to their students. Pleasure working again with Chef Mary, Chef Michelle, Chef...

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Preserve Summer with Japanese Pickling Method

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

Here is the link to my latest Zester Daily article about nukazuke pickling. Nukazuke, an old pickling method based on fermented rice bran, is a product of lactic acid fermentation and iswonderfullyprobiotic because of the bacteria involved in the pickling process. Enjoy the article and the making of nukazuke at home during this summer!...

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Ramen and Gyoza

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog

Can’t you find good ramen stores/restaurants in your neighbourhood? No worries. Please join me next week at Central Market Cooking School. Central Market Cooking School is one of my favorite cooking schools to teach. Chef-instructors at each school are beyond great. I will be teaching Ramen & Gyoza classes. The classes are held at San Antonio, Dallas Lovers, Austin North Lamar and Houston locations. You will learn how to make the very best ramen at your home! ...

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Time for Japanese Curry

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 in Hiroko's Blog, Recipes

I am now writing about Japanese curry – its rich history, flavor and texture. When it is published on a particular site, I will guide you to there. While sitting at the computer and thinking and writing about Japanese curry, I was urged to make it for tonight meal. I remember that I had a shrimp curry recipe in my cookbook, The Japanese Kitchen, so I opened its page. I did not have half of the ingredients listed in my recipe, but I decided to make one with the...

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