Let’s cook local Niigata cuisine together!
- Area: Niigata
- Language: Japanese English
I live and work as a nutritionist/cooking class head teacher in Niigata prefecture. After getting married in 2009 I saw this as an opportunity to move from Tokyo to Niigata. I opened a cooking class with the aim to make more opportunities for people to know the importance of food in a light, tasty and fun way! I would love to convey the excellence of local Niigata cuisine and the tasty dishes I've found since I moved here. I can introduce you to some unique Niigata ingredients that don't really get out of the prefecture. I have been conscientiously getting to know local farmers, fishermen, hunters who produce the ingredients as well as local carpenters, lacquerware and copperware makers etc, and can connect you with these locals whilst experiencing food made from freshly harvested farm ingredients. I love people, chatting, cooking and eating delicious food, drinking and learning about local culture and cuisine. I live with my husband and only daughter. My husband runs a western style restaurant on the first floor of my cooking class studio, that uses an abundance of local produce. My dream for the future is to live with my daughter who wants to be a patisserie. On my days off, I like to enjoy Niigata's seasons by going to it's rivers, mountains, farms and the sea. My English isn't the best, but I'm an expert comunicator.