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Shojin Ryori Cooking Class with Kinu Yukawa

September 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Kinu Yukawa is a cooking instructor and private chef from Kobe, Japan, now based in London. Kinu ventured into the world of food early in life and fostered the basics of cooking from her grandmother.  Later she trained at Ecole Ritz Escoffier Paris and in traditional Japanese cuisine in Kyoto.  

Kinu believes in the simplicity of the Japanese philosophy of enjoying food with the body’s five senses as well as cooking with produce of the season.  Bringing ‘harmony’ to the body nourished by the seasonal ‘food’ which is precisely the original meaning of Washoku, Japanese Cuisine.  Kinu has been teaching Japanese cooking at the Japan Centre London since 2011, sharing her knowledge and passion for Japanese cooking to individuals and corporate groups of various levels of culinary interests.  

Did you know that traditional Japanese temple food is vegan?  Shojin Ryori temple cuisine is the traditional cooking style of Buddhist monks in Japan which grew in popularity with the spread of Zen Buddhism in the 13th century.

See her website here

Learn how to cook the Shojin Ryori classics such as Goma Tofu (Sesame Tofu), Gammodoki (Tofu Patties), Kenchinjiru (Vegetable Temple Soup), with other vegan dishes with a modern twist such as Agedashi Tomato (Cooked Tomato with Umami Sauce) and Haru no Takikomi Gohan (Spring Vegetables Umami Rice).

In the morning Kinu will cook and guide you in cooking a full range of dishes for the temple cuisine kaiseki course, which we will then share for lunch.

In the afternoon she will be showing how to prepare some traditional Japanese wagashi, tea ceremony desserts, as well as the trick of whisking the perfect bowl of matcha.

Class Menu:

  • Shojin Vegan Dashi (Vegan Broth)
  • Goma Tofu (Sesame Tofu)
  • Gammodoki (Tofu Patties)
  • Goma-Ae (Greens in Sesame Dressing)
  • Shiro-Ae (Vegetables in Tofu Dressing)
  • Kenchinjiru (Seasonal Vegetables Temple Soup)
  • Agedashi Tomato (Tomato with Umami Sauce)
  • Haru no Takikomi Gohan (Spring Vegetables Umami Rice)
  • Seasonal Wagashi (Traditional Japanese Sweet)
  • Frothy Matcha Tea


Go to www.macroschool.co.uk for more details and booking


September 20, 2020
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
Affiliated Macrobiotic School, Courses & Events


The International Macrobiotic School
+44 (0)1803 762598


The International Macrobiotic School
International Macrobiotic School Murtwell House Diptford Totnes
Totnes, Devon TQ 7NQ United Kingdom
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