Natto: Japan’s Probiotic Superfood
Wednesday, May 23 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
Natto, a sticky concoction of fermented soybeans known for its numerous health benefits and distinctive smell and texture, is a staple in Japan. Chock-full of probiotics, this Japanese superfood is also vegan, gluten-free, and a concentrated source of vitamins and minerals.
Japan Society hosts a talk and tasting led by Ann Yonetani, a microbiologist and the founder of NYrture Food, a Brooklyn-based natto producer. Yonetani dishes on her favorite ways to prepare natto, examines both traditional and novel culinary pairings, and breaks down the food science behind this soybean sensation. The talk will be moderated by Sho Spaeth, Features Editor at Serious Eats, and will be followed by a tasting reception, featuring three unique spins on this Japanese staple: Italian-style, turmeric-flavored, and in a a yogurt parfait.
Thanks to the generosity of Japan Society, JapanCulture•NYC readers will receive a 40% discount on full-price tickets when using the promo code NATTO18.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Japan Society’s website.