September 10, 2013

Upcoming Event: Umami in Spice with Oaktown Spice Shop

by Kayoko Akabori

Wednesday 9/25 at 7:30pm. This will be the same class as the one on Monday.
Get your tix here!

We are extremely excited to co-host an event with Oaktown Spice Shop. All about U M A M I ! Ever wonder what exactly umami is, or what it tastes like? Of course you have! Umami is an elusive “taste” that is difficult to pin down. Ask a chef in Japan, and they’ll usually just say that it means “delicious.” But… what is “delicious” exactly?

Please join us for a special evening to demystify and discover umami, with Yoko, myself and John of Oaktown Spice on Monday 9/23. We’ll go through the history of umami (breast milk, anyone?), taste all five elements in Japanese ingredients and spices (sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami), and recommend recipes on how to create umami in your own kitchen. This event will blow your mind!

WHAT: A night of umami! Talk, tasting and recipes.

WHEN: Monday 9/23, 6:30-8pm

WHERE: Oaktown Spice Shop
530 Grand Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
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ABOUT: Oaktown Spice Shop is a retail spice shop that specializes in whole and freshly ground spices of the highest quality. They hand-mix Japanese spice blends for Umami Mart, like shichimi togarashi and curry powder!

Tickets are extremely limited so get movin! See you on the 23rd!

This event is at Oaktown Spice Shop NOT Umami Mart. 

One Comment

  • Posted October 7, 2013 at 6:11 am

    this sounded brilliant!

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