“FUKKURA SAN” demonstration + tasting 11/12

Here’s our second Donabe demonstration + tasting class :
Izakaya Dishes with Tagine-style Donabe FUKKURA-SAN

Stir-fry, steam-fry, roast, stew, smoke, etc…tagine-shaped unique donabe FUKKURA-SAN, from Iga, Japan, is a remarkably versatile donabe. Donabe (Japanese clay pot) specialist, Naoko Moore, will show you how to make tasty one-pot dishes with FUKKURA-SAN. In this class, you will learn 4 different fun Izakaya-style FUKKURA-SAN dishes, followed by tasting.


November 12th (Sat)  11 am-1 pm @ Tortoise Studio / FULL!
Price: $55/ person (including tasting), 8 people max

Scheduled Menu : (subject to change without notice)
*Tagine-roasted fingerling potatoes with creamy yuzu-kosho dip
*Steam-fry curry yakisoba noodles with lots of vegetables
*Steam-fry crunchy lotus root
*Sake-lover’s kurobuta pork sukiyaki

Please call us 310-314-8448 or email us to sign up!

Naoko Moore Profile
Naoko is a donabe & Japanese home-cooking expert.  She runs Iga-yaki donabe and cooking websites in English and also hosts donabe & Japanese cooking classes in her kitchen in Los Angeles.  Her company, toiro, is a US representative of an authentic Iga-yaki donabe & pottery producer, Nagatani-en (“iga-mono” brand), which was founded in 1832 in Iga, Japan.  As a native of Tokyo, Naoko grew up with a huge passion for food and (later) wine. She studied at Academie du Vin in Tokyo, while working in the music industry and became a certified Wine Expert by Japan Sommelier Association.  She moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and studied professional cooking at Le Cordon Bleu Program at California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena.  After graduation, she was invited back to the school to become a full-time wine instructor for the next few years.  She has homes both in LA and Tokyo.  In addition to her frequent trip back to Japan, she enjoys traveling to other countries to explore different cultures.  Learn more about Naoko at : toiro website and blog