Japan Society of Fairfield County
Cooking Class

sensei On Thursday, January 24th, Reiko Kawashima conducted the first of a series of Japanese cooking classes in her home in Darien. Reiko announced these classes at the 2008 JSFC Oshogatsu. Three “lucky” members attended the class: Diane Caminis, Susie Littlefield and Atsuko Giampaoli. Reiko organized a wonderful menu of miso soup, salmon sushi, potato and beef stew, spinach with sesame, tofu marinated in olive oil, and tofu/prosciutto spring rolls for the class to prepare. preparation After two hours of hands-on preparation using “expert” techniques, and carefully chosen ingredients, teacher and students sat down to a delicious lunch, sampling the dishes they had prepared.
Reiko learned to cook from her mother, who owned a restaurant in Japan. Aside from her cooking skills, she’s a gifted teacher and an importer of superb Japanese ceramics, which can be seen at her website: . A terrific time was had by all. Diane Caminisfruits of success
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