(photo courtesy of Shirley Karasawa)
My dear friend and Japanese cooking instructor Shirley Karasawa, of the Japanese home cooking blog Lovely Lanvin (@LovelyLanvin on Twitter) returns to the Wing Luke Museum to teach an Okinomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake) class, and will be leading a tour of Uwajimaya to teach students how to shop for ingredients to create Japanese meals in your very own kitchen.
I've previously hosted Shirley at home to teach Onigiri, Bento Box and Okonomiyaki private classes, have attended various workshops taught by Shirley in and around Seattle, and have taken a similar (albeit small private group) shopping tour. So I can vouch for how valuable, engaging, fun and utterly scrumptious these learning opportunities have been for me and for those in attendance. There are two different dates to sign up for, and attendance is limited to groups of 13 per session. If you have an apportunity to attend, I highly recommend it. To secure your spot, call (206) 623-5124.
From the Wing Luke website:
* JAPANESE PANCAKE LUNCH + TOUR | Saturday, February 8, 10:30AM to 1PM
Teaching chef Shirley Karasawa offers the ins and outs of making and enjoying okinomiyaki, a Japanese savory pancake, with teaching chef Shirley Karasawa. After feeding your appetite, Karasawa will lead a tour of Uwajimaya and help you find the best ingredients for Japanese meals.
* JAPANESE PANCAKE LUNCH + TOUR | Saturday, March 1, 10:30AM to 1PM
Can’t make Shirley Karasawa’s okinomiyaki lunch and tour on February 8? Secure your spot for this culinary experience!
Part of the Tateuchi Story Theatre Performing Arts Series sponsored by the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation. $35 for General Admission, $27 for Members; Each class is limited to 13 people.
Shirley Karasawa is an American born in Paris, France and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She presently lives between Tokyo and Japan, with her husband and puppy. Shirley has taught Japanese cooking classes at Williams Sonoma, Whole Foods, Tom Douglas’ Summer Camp, "The Dorm" at @bonnevivante's and Dahlia Workshop.