“Let’s Cooking” is more than just a cookbook. It’s a FEEDback Project – a participatory cookbook with an educational goal: to get you cooking. I was lucky enough to be invited to speak about it at Pecha Kucha Whistler, vol. 6, on April 16. Couldn’t be there? Don’t worry, you can watch it here:


Exciting news! I have a new business card, and an event where I can put it to good use!

I’ve been asked to talk about “Let’s Cooking” at Whistler’s 6th Pecha Kucha night on April 16th! Named after the Japanese term for the sound of “chit chat”, the event features a collection of speakers of various backgrounds working on various projects, but all presenting using the same format: 20 images x 20 seconds. The event started in Tokyo but is now in more than 500 cities around the world (you can see the upcoming events worldwide here) and I’m excited to be a part of this one.

Stay tuned to see how it went!

Don’t have a Japanese mom to teach you Japanese Home-Cooking? Let me be your mom. (Kind of.)

Sign up for my next course offered through UBC Continuing Studies’ Languages, Cultures, and Travel department. “Japanese Home Cooking: Simple and Delicious Recipes” focuses on VERY EASY meals that will impress your friends. We’ll be making noodles, okonomiyaki, and temaki-zushi. Join us! The course will run for three Tuesday sessions starting on May 8, 2012, and each session is 3 hours long. You’ll have lots of hands-on time in the kitchen, cooking with other foodies.

Need inspiration? Check out what we made in my last class, “Japanese Home Cooking: An Introduction” – held in February, 2012.

Oyako (Parent and Child) Donburi: Chicken and egg on rice

Spinach Shiraae: Cooked Spinach salad with Tofu-based Dressing - sweetened with yuzu marmalade

Green salad with shoestring Daikon radish

Thank you for your participATEtion!

Thanks to everyone’s FEEDback, “Let’s Cooking! Vol. I” is complete, with tried and tested Japanese home-cooking recipes.

For more on how this project worked, check out The FEEDback Project tab, and please continue to use this site to access all of the recipes that you helped to test.

I will use this new blog space to keep everyone updated on the book and, plans to publish it, and on upcoming projects.

Thanks for reading, cooking, and commenting!