Koji : The Japanese Way

Free Option: We’ve included the Zoom links for those that really can’t afford $5, but still want to access the information and be with community. Please send you name and address to kojibook@earthlink.com for our records if you can’t do PayPal.

Otherwise, Register at https://PayPal.me/FermentsandCultures at $5 for remaining sessions package, $75 for year long rewatching of every event available and our entire video library) Always free to the season’s presenters.

March 25 – (Deutsch) 2 PM EST Küchenchef Eiko Takahashi wird über Miso, einschließlich Okazu-Miso, sprechen. Sie wird den Unterschied zwischen traditionellen Miso-Sorten und den Unterschied zwischen Okazu-Miso-Sorten erklären. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86247135853 Meeting ID: 862 4713 5853 Passcode: 744276

March 25 – 3:30 PM EST Traditional miso types, okazu misos (おかず味噌) including Moromi miso (もろみ味噌) with koji Chef Eiko Takahashi https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82342293833 Meeting ID: 823 4229 3833 Passcode: 423716

March 25 –5:30 PM EST Chef Dave Smoke-McCluskey and Wade Fox present a Native American cultural tradition and a gateway to the past. Yaupon Holly has been kojified and maillarded to unlock new flavors. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83272949247 Meeting ID: 832 7294 9247 Passcode: 707758

March 27 – 7 PM EST Sowans to Shio Koji (塩麹) – Traditional Japanese Ferments Using Oats with Chef Lennon Day https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84456426922 Meeting ID: 844 5642 6922 Passcode: 954616

March 28 – 4PM EST Haruna Deasy of Micros shows you how she makes koji by introducing her tools and her muro and what she does with her koji – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82105124065 Meeting ID: 821 0512 4065 Passcode: 350021

March 30 – 1PM EST Maroua Jellibi, a student of Shiori Kajiwara, presents Saikyo Miso,a sweet, fast, lower sodium more rice koji less soybean miso of the white miso type. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85332951056 Meeting ID: 853 3295 1056 Passcode: 392326

March 30 – 2PM Edible wild plants and mushrooms in koji applications with Christine Krauss of Chirp Food https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2875216492 Meeting ID: 287 521 6492 Passcode: JB1


Author: culturesgroup

Ken Fornataro has acquired extensive knowledge of the science and techniques that have been all but forgotten with the increasing industrialization of food. Still in his teens, he was named Executive Chef at the Hermitage restaurant in Boston.   From there he worked at prestigious and often private establishments around the world where he practiced his craft. He ran the kitchen and catering services for Troutbeck in upstate New York, using locally grown and sustainably sourced ingredients in the 1980s. At Bloomingdales flagship store in Manhattan he ran the Fresh Foods department kitchens that included a line of his own prepared, preserved and fermented foods, as well as daily preparations directed by Michel Guérard, Petrossian, and Marcella Hazen. He has worked with Julia Child, Madeleine Kamman, Aveline and Michio Kushi, Paula Wolfert, Leah Chase, Anthony Bourdain and many chefs from around the world that taught him traditional Japanese, French, Jewish, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Nordic, Russian, Indian, and whole food cooking, preservation and fermentation techniques.

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