How to Eat Like a Samurai

September 26, 2017
6:30 pmto8:30 pm

 

 

Kanna Himiya, Michael Romano, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, NYC, Japan Society, samurai, diet, Japanese cuisine, The Samurai Gourmet

Photo © Kanna Himiya

How to Eat Like a Samurai

Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Japan Society – 333 E. 47th Street (between First and Second Avenues)

Admission: $20/$16 Japan Society members, seniors, and students

The samurai lifestyle was nourished by a simple, balanced diet that lent the warriors strength and agility on the battlefield. Mealtime was a time for replenishment and rejuvenation, centered around wholesome foods like lotus root, dried taro stems, wasabi and shiso.

Kanna Himiya, Michael Romano, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan, NYC, Japan Society, samurai, diet, Japanese cuisine, The Samurai GourmetIn this Japan Society TALKS+ event, Kanna Himiya, author of The Samurai Gourmet and a descendant of the chef of the powerful Maeda samurai clan from Ishikawa Prefecture, reveals the ancient recipes and eating habits of Japan’s legendary military class. Michael Romano, renowned chef and food ambassador of Ishikawa Prefecture, will moderate the discussion.

Followed by a book signing and sake tasting reception featuring sake produced in Ishikawa Prefecture.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.