Cook Japanese-Inspired Meals with Nourishing Japan

Food for Thought!

Thursday, May 14 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Facebook Live

Admission: Free

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and Nourishing Japan host Food for Thought!, a virtual cooking class tonight on Facebook Live. Learn more about healthy eating inspired by Japan with Alexis Agliano Sanborn, director of the documentary Nourishing Japan.

Sanborn is a cook, podcast host, filmmaker, writer, researcher, and illustrator living in Washington Heights, Manhattan. She has studied Japan for more than
two decades and is passionate about culinary exchange and food education. Learn more about her at

To join this virtual class, please visit the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum’s Facebook page. Follow along with Sanborn in your own kitchen as she makes three dishes.

Savory Egg Drop Soup

1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon*
½ carrot peeled and cut into thin half moons
A handful of watercress, spinach, or any other dark leafy green, chopped
1 egg
Soy sauce

*You can substitute bouillon cubes or 2½ cups of any broth

Spring Onigiri (Riceballs)

2 cups rice
2 cups water
2/3 – 1 cup peas
2 tablespoons chopped parsley (optional)
1 can tuna or salmon in water (optional)
Pea shoots (optional)
Sesame seeds (optional)
Rice vinegar
Sugar (optional)

Simple Shiozuke

Zucchini or cucumber
Soy sauce
Rice vinegar


About Nourishing Japan

The documentary film Nourishing Japan is a delicious journey from farmer’s field to school classroom that celebrates how one country has re-imagined school lunch and food education. At the heart of Japan’s 2005 Food Education Law are the incredible people whose daily work nourishes the next generation’s relationship to food, the earth, and one another. For more information, please visit


About Dyckman Farmhouse

Built circa 1784 and opened as a museum in 1916, the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is Manhattan’s last Farmhouse. The structure is a visual treat for everyone who looks up and sees it perched above Broadway at 204th Street. William Dyckman built the Dutch Colonial style farmhouse, which was originally part of several hundred acres of farmland owned by the family. In 1915, family descendants purchased the farmhouse, restored it, and donated it to the city. It has been open to the public since 1916. Today, nestled in a small garden, the farmhouse is an extraordinary reminder of early Manhattan and an important part of its diverse Inwood neighborhood. For more information, please visit


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