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おうちごはん!(Ouchigohan) - Tofukatsu and Tonkatsu

March 23, 2024 at 9:00:00 PM



About the Event:

Japanese Home Cooking with Table for Two in Georgia, Boston, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Colorado, Indiana, and New York

$10 Members / $15 Non-members

JSB Members use code: Boston

Hosted online via Zoom

(Ingredient list will be provided a few days before the event)

About the Event:

Join us for the March edition of the family-friendly online Japanese home cooking class series おうちごはん!Ouchigohan! – Japanese Home Cooking and cook along or just watch from your own kitchen! On the menu this month is Tonkatsu, Tofu Tonkatsu, and Katsu Sando! Originating in Japan during the Meiji Era in the late 19th century, tonkatsu is a type of yōshoku - Japanese versions of European cuisine - and has become one of the most popular dishes in Japan today.

Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, participants will learn how to make the traditional fried pork cutlet, discover how tofu can be a healthy substitute, and also incorporate your creation in a katsu sando sandwhich. Accompanied by cabbage cole slaw and spicy edamame, this month’s dishes can be prepared vegetarian and/or gluten-free.

Tonkatsu  & Tofu Tonkatsu Cooking Class Menu

  • Tonkatsu Fried Pork Cutlet

  • Tofu Tonkatsu

  • Katsu Sando

  • Cabbage Cole Slaw

  • Spicy Edamame

About the Instructor: 

Debra Samuels leads the program content and curriculum development of TABLE FOR TWO USA’s Japanese inspired food education program, “Wa- Shokuiku: Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!”

She was a food writer and contributor to the Food Section of The Boston Globe and has authored two cookbooks: “My Japanese Table,” and “The Korean Table.” She curated the exhibit, “Obento and Built Space: Japanese Boxed Lunch and Architecture,” at the Boston Architectural College (2015) and co-curated “Objects of Use and Beauty: Design and Craft in Japanese Culinary Tools,” at the Fuller Craft Museum (2018). Debra also worked as a program coordinator and an exhibition developer at the Japanese department of the Boston Children's Museum (1992-2000).

Debra has lived in Japan, all together, for 12 years and specializes in Japanese cuisine. She travels around the country and abroad teaching hands on workshops on obento, the Japanese lunchbox. During Covid 19 she is teaching live online cooking programs to youth and adults.

The Japan Society of Boston is pleased to work with our friends at The Japan-America Society of HoustonThe Japan-America Society of GeorgiaThe Japan-America Society of Washington DCThe Japan-America Society of Greater Philadelphia, The Japan America Society of Colorado, Japan-American Society of Indiana, and The Japan Society (New York) in this special installment of the family-friendly cooking series おうちごはん!Ouchigohan! - Japanese Home Cooking with TABLE FOR TWO USA, part of the innovative food education program, Wa-Shokuiku: Learn. Cook. Eat Japanese!, where participants make simple, healthy, homestyle Japanese food to enjoy with friends and family. This Ouchigohan event is part of #EdamameChamp, TABLE FOR TWO USA’s annual campaign to promote healthy eating through Japanese cuisine focusing on SOY.

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