Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Donabe cooking class report...Izakaya dishes with Fukkura-san at Tortoise General Store in Venice

My first donabe cooking class since coming back from Europe was at Tortoise General Store last Saturday.

The theme was Izakaya dishes with tagine-style donabe, "Fukkura-san". We made 4 different dishes (all one-pot dishes!) by using Fukkura-san.

Photobucket Photobucket
I was having fun getting ready before everybody arrived.

After making donabe steam-roasted potatoes (served with creamy yuzu-kosho dip), I showed how to make crunchy lotus root with soy-black vinegar sauce.

Photobucket Photobucket
I also made steam-fry curry yakisoba, and sake lover's kurobuta pork sukiyaki.

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket
These pictures were taken from the rehearsal...crunchy lotus root, steam-fry curry yakisoba, kurobuta pork sukiyaki.

What a fun group we had. I was so glad everybody enjoyed the class and tasting these donabe dishes.

Happy donabe life.