WAGASHI COOKING CLASSES
Learn how fun and simple it is to make wagashi at home in this exclusive cooking class. Wagashi are quite unusual to the western palate due to their unique texture. I have a curious passion for them, and own many books in Japanese about them. To the best of my knowledge, I am the only one running wagashi cooking classes in Europe. I choose a selection of seasonal sweets for each class, and serve them with matcha tea.
There are two ways to take a cooking class:
Home Cooking Class - I come out to your home and teach you to cook. All ingredients, drinks and equipment are provided.
Online Cooking Class - You can be anywhere in the world and take a live private session with me and learn to cook in your own kitchen.
Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets, usually made from rice, adzuki beans and fruit. They evolved as an accompaniment to the tea ceremony, to balance the bitterness of the matcha tea, mainly in areas such as Kyoto and Kanazawa. Japanese sweets are highly seasonal, and beautifully decorated. The oiran culture in the Edo period was known for popularising wagashi sweets to the broader population in Japan. Learn how to make different types of traditional sweets in this class, that make an elegant gift for someone special. I usually include daifuku mochi, yokan, namagashi, and nama chocolates in the classes.