In this talk and hands-on workshop, Japanese culinary authority Hiroko Shimbo will lead an exploration of the famous fifth taste, umami. Hiroko will illuminate and explain the supposed "mystery" of umami: What is it? Where does it come from? How do we taste umami? And how can we learn from Japanese culinary tradition to use umami in our own kitchen? You'll learn a quick and easy method for preparing dashi stock, as well as how to build flavor in dashi. Then, you'll prepare your own dashi and use it to make a delicious dashi-maki omelet to take home. You'll also have a chance to purchase one of Hiroko's award-winning cookbooks after the event.
Tickets are $25