Donations closed for round one: Congratulations to Nicholas out New Era Cap Winner - thanks to all for the generous donations. With your help we were able to contribute over $200 to Doctors without Borders.
This week I'm thrilled to place two new items on the block. Elizabeth Andoh is one of the leading authorities on Japanese Cuisine. If you're unfamiliar with her work, take a look at her websites here, Washoku Cooking (you may access Kansha through that site too.) After spending some time with Elizabeth during her brief Boston tour, I can tell you she is inspiring and these books are gorgeous, the food delicious.
Read more about her lectures and demos, here: Kansha Cooking - Appreciation - Japan's Vegetarian Cuisine or read about her lecture at BU here: Kansha Cooking at BU's Gastronomy Program.
Kansha—appreciation—is an expression of gratitude for nature’s gifts and the efforts and ingenuity of those who transform nature’s bounty into marvelous food. The spirit of kansha, deeply rooted in Buddhist philosophy and practice, encourages all cooks to prepare nutritionally sound and aesthetically satisfying meals that avoid waste, conserve energy, and preserve our natural resources.
In these pages, with kansha as credo, Elizabeth Andoh offers more than 100 carefully crafted vegan recipes. She has culled classics from shōjin ryōri, or Buddhist temple cuisine (Creamy Sesame Pudding, Glazed Eel Look-Alike); gathered essentials of macrobiotic cooking (Toasted Hand-Pressed Brown Rice with Hijiki, Robust Miso); selected dishes rooted in history (Skillet-Scrambled Tofu with Leafy Greens, Pungent Pickles); and included inventive modern fare (Eggplant Sushi, Tōfu-Tōfu Burgers).
These TWO Books together are a must-have for any devotee of Japanese food and culture. The author has generously offered to personalize bookplates for the winner.
Donations will begin at $20. and multiples of $20 result in multiple chances to win. For example: $40 is two chances, $60 is three. Donations for round two will go to the Red Cross for Japan Disaster Relief.
How2Heroes video demonstrating Pom Pom Sushi on her recent Boston visit.See Elizabeth in this