A Taste of Culture Programs January-April, 2015
with Elizabeth ANDOH in Tokyo, Japan




iwashi saba aji
sardines & mackerel

cooking omega-3-rich fish

Classes run from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Tuesday, February 24

Saturday, February 28

Simple to prepare, make-ahead foods that travel well..

LEARN basic BENTŌ skills:
Shape rice by hand, and with various tools/gadget
Learn decorative vegetable cutting techniques
Master rolled omelet-making
Flower-Viewing) BENTŌ

CHOOSE Saturday OR Tuesday:
Saturday, March 14 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, March 17
10:30 am - 2:30 pm


TŌFU & Other Soy Foods
Saturday, April 25
Class is from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm





Bamboo Cookery

Saturday, April 11
Class is from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
Intensive Workshops
  • Winter: JANUARY 19, 20 & 22 (Fully Matriculated)
  • Spring: April 14, 15 & 17 VEGAN (plant-based foods)
3-Kitchen Sessions + 2 Market Tours
for details & registration form
Private Market Tours
with Shinji & Yukari SAKAMOTO
Chef, sommelier, shochu advisor and FOOD SAKE TOKYO author, Yukari Sakamoto offers a variety of tour options with her (fishmonger) husband, Shinji including tours of Tsukiji, depachika and private sashimi classes. Want to know more? Visit their site.

photo credit:© Takuya Suzuki

GENERAL CANCELLATION POLICY: Should A Taste of Culture need to cancel any or all segments of a program, every effort will be made to re-schedule sessions at a mutually convenient time. If that is not possible, a full refund will be made promptly for sessions canceled by A Taste of Culture.

If an individual or group is unable to attend A Taste of Culture program for which they have already enrolled, that person or group may designate a substitute for him/her/them. No additional fees are charged to the participant (substitute attendee). Any financial arrangements made between the original participant and his/her/their substitute is at the discretion of the person originally enrolled. All requests to have a substitute attend a program, however, must be received by phone or e-mail at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled class meeting. When making such a request, please provide the full name and (local, Tokyo) contact phone number and e-mail address of each person who will be taking the place of the originally enrolled individual or group.

LIMITATIONS on LIABILITY: Every possible precaution is taken to ensure your personal safety and the safety of those in your group. However, registration for, and attendance at, all programs is subject to the following condition: the director and staff of A TASTE OF CULTURE, are released from, and specifically disclaim, all responsibilities for injuries or illness incurred traveling to and from sessions, during sessions, or resulting from food prepared at, or according to recipes distributed during, cooking & tasting sessions, market tours or other field trips, including restaurant meals.

NOTE: Tuition fees for cooking workshops, market tours and other field trips conducted by A Taste of Culture do NOT INCLUDE food & beverage not specifically mentioned in the program description. Tuition does NOT include the cost of local transportation. Any purchases made by participants during class, market tours or field trips are at the discretion of each participant. Participants in all programs are responsible for making arrangements for, and making payment for, their airfare, lodgings, and transportation to/from/within Japan. Participants are also responsible for obtaining and paying for any travel/trip/health insurance coverage they would like to have.