Sonoko Sakai New York Cookbook Tour 🗓 🗺

Japanese American food writer, culinary instructor, noodle maker, and grain activist Sonoko Sakai will be in New York the first week of December to promote her new book, Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors. About Japanese Home Cooking The book weaves together recipes for traditional Japanese dishes with personal anecdotes from the California-based writer, who was born in New York and raised in Tokyo, … Continue reading Sonoko Sakai New York Cookbook Tour 🗓 🗺

Japanese-Style Holiday Gift-Giving Guide: Call for Pop-Ups!

We’re compiling a Japanese-style holiday gift-giving guide! If you create and/or sell Japanese-style crafty items and you have a pop-up in one of NYC’s holiday markets, please let us know! We’d love to feature your shop! And if you’re a restaurant selling osechi ryori, contact us, too. Send an email to susan@japanculture-nyc.com and give us the details. JapanCultureNYC is the English-language website dedicated to all … Continue reading Japanese-Style Holiday Gift-Giving Guide: Call for Pop-Ups!

Get to Know Nagano Prefecture at Japan Society! 🗓 🗺

Japan Society invites you to get to know Nagano Prefecture with three informative events about the host of the 1998 Winter Games. In these special Get to Know Series programs, learn about the unique qualities that make Nagano the perfect destination to experience Japan. Nagano is a wondrous region filled with lush nature, rich history, and enticing cuisine. Home to architectural treasures like Zenkoji Temple … Continue reading Get to Know Nagano Prefecture at Japan Society! 🗓 🗺

20 for 2020: Japanese Restaurants in NYC Earn Michelin Stars

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games just nine months away, it seems only fitting that 20 New York-based Japanese restaurants would earn Michelin stars. The world’s oldest restaurant guide announced the New York City restaurants elected to receive the coveted accolades. Seventy-six restaurants in New York City earned stars, and 20 of them are establishments specializing in Japanese cuisine. Not much has changed … Continue reading 20 for 2020: Japanese Restaurants in NYC Earn Michelin Stars

Celebrating World Sake Day in NYC

October marks the beginning of the sake brewing season in Japan. The month is perfectly situated for brewing, as it is just after the September rice harvest and leads into winter, which is the ideal time for fermentation. October 1st is celebrated as Nihonshu no Hi, or World Sake Day. It was officially designated as such by the Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association in … Continue reading Celebrating World Sake Day in NYC