New Year Celebration by cooking OSECHI
Osechi is specially-prepared New Year's celebration dishes to be eaten during the first three days of January. You can enjoy osechi-making at any time of year in my class. I’ll teach you how to cook four typical, delicious, easy-to-make dishes. First, we’ll prepare dashi, a simple seaweed-based stock that is the cornerstone of our country's cooking. Using seasonal ingredients and dashi stock, we’ll make osechi. I’ll explain the ingredients, share cooking tips, and provide step-by-step instructions on how to make everything with local cooking tools. I’ll explain the traditions of New Year's and the reasons for osechi cooking. Finally I’ll introduce the New Year's ceremony.