JFLA Lecture Series 6: Bento - Japanese Culture in a Box


Guest Speaker: Debra Samuels
Date: Monday, April 8th, 7PM Start

Venue: JFLA Auditorium (5700 Wilshire BVLD. STE100)

Registration: Sold Out




Debra Samuels, Boston Globe food writer, cooking instructor and author of the popular cookbook My Japanese Table: A Lifetime of Cooking with Friends and Family will give a presentation on Japanese culinary culture focusing on obento, the traditional Japanese lunch box. She will guide you through the many aspects of obento as well as demonstrate this art highlighting nutrition, aesthetics, colors and balance.

Samuels studied Japanese cuisine while living in Japan for over a decade. She quickly learned that obento is more than just a meal; it is part of a nutritious and balanced diet that appeals to the eyes as well as the palate. Please join us for this delightful and tantalizing lecture on obento, which Samuels describes as "Japanese culture in a box."

All participants will receive Debra Samuels' Matcha (green tea) cupcake and the recipe to make it.

With the support of Takaokaya