KYUSHU WITH HIROKO 2018

Posted on Nov 20, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog

credit: www.genets.co.jp KYUSHU WITH HIROKO Here is a piece of important hottest news from Hiroko’s Kitchen about Hiroko’s Japan Culinary & Cultural Tour in 2018. Hiroko will take you to the third largest island of Japan, Kyushu in November of 2018. Hiroko will be conducting a research trip to Japan to scout all aspects of the tour beginning on December 13th, 2017 in Japan.  During this trip follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Hiroko’s blog....

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Hakurei Turnips from Kieth Farm

Posted on Nov 16, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog

  Kieth Farm’s Japanese Hakurei turnips sold by the farm itself at the Union Square Green Market in New York City are the very best quality turnips I know of. The flesh is smooth, juicy and is never rough or stringy. I buy one or two bunches (usually 5 medium bulbs with leaves in a bunch) every week for a traditional simmering dish and as part of a quick salad. I cook turnips in a traditional way that will be of interest to you. By cooking the turnips in this way we...

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Bring Seasonal Change into Dining Room – Matsuba-yaki

Posted on Nov 10, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog

I foraged for pine needles in upstate New York two weeks ago to try a delightful, traditional autumn dish: Matsuba-yaki. Matsuba-yaki is a dish in which seafood and/or mushrooms and vegetables such as Matsutake mushrooms are placed on fresh pine needles and cooked together in a stove-top pot or in the oven.   It is a fundamental principle that Japanese cuisine respects and honors the seasonal changes in nature. Chefs and home cooks alike try to bridge nature and dining...

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2018 Hiroko’s Cooking Classes and Essentials Course at International Culinary Center

Posted on Nov 10, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog

Did you follow my cooking class photos on Instagram? Join me to find the deliciousness, healthfulness, wellness promoting and the enjoyment and happiness of Japanese cooking in 2018: Here are the Japanese cooking classes and courses that I am will teach in 2018 at the International Culinary Center in New York City. Essentials of Japanese Cooking April 9, 10, 11, 12, 13             5:45pm – 10:45pm Essentials of Japanese Cooking September 10, 11, 12, 13, 14           ...

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Two Very Important Japanese Cuisine Pre-Competitions Held in NYC

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Hiroko's Blog

          Oh, Boy! What fruitful and successful separate Japanese cuisine competitions, sponsored by two different Japanese entities, were held here in New York on October 29th and 30th, 2017. The winners of the both New York Pre-Competitions are invited to compete in final rounds in Japan, and the winners of those competitions in Japan receive a monetary award as well as broad recognition in the US and Japan of their skills and accomplishments....

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