A Tasting of Traditional Japanese Cuisine

May 30, 2012

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An assortment of appetizers at Kikunoi Restaurant in Kyoto, Japan.

Windy City Culinary Professionals and the Consul General of Japan present a tasting of traditional Japanese cuisine and a seminar on sake.

Okamura Yoshifumi, Consul General of Japan at Chicago, introduces Hayashi Yuji, Chef de Cuisine at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan, who offers a presentation on Japanese cuisine.
 
WBEZ's food blogger Louisa Chu recently returned from a trip to Japan as guest of the Japanese government. She offers her impressions on Japanese cuisine and culture learned at a Kaiseki meal served at Kikunoi Restaurant in Kyoto, Japan. Images from Chu's meal at Kikunoi are on Flickr here.
 
Aya Nomoto, Sake Portfolio Manager at Tenzing Wine and Spirits Company, describes different sakes available to consumers in the U.S. and share tips on sake tasting. Her PowerPoint presentation is appended to this article below.

Recorded Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Kendall College.