MasterClass announces that Niki Nakayama will teach modern Japanese cuisine
Two Michelin-starred n / naka chef shares innovative take on Japanese cooking techniques to create modern kaiseki
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Master class, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the best in a wide range of topics, announced today that Chef Niki nakayama of two Michelin-starred n / naka will teach a course on Japanese cooking techniques to create modern kaiseki, a traditional Japanese multi-course meal. In the classroom, Nakayama will share her process of preparing traditional yet modern inspired dishes by applying the artistic and technical notions of kaiseki with her innovative approach to using Japanese home cooking methods with fresh, seasonal produce. California Ingredients. Nakayama’s class is now available exclusively on Master class, where subscribers have unlimited access to all 100+ instructors with an annual subscription.
“Recognized as one of the best kaiseki masters in the world, Niki defied expectations to make from Japan the most elaborate cuisine of its own ”, declared David Rogier, founder and CEO of MasterClass. “Her deep respect for tradition is apparent and used as a basic educational tool, but her ability to adapt simple cooking techniques with her own creative touch is what makes her an innovator. evolving seasonal narrative and let yourself be guided through its process of transforming quality ingredients into carefully constructed, imaginative and delicious creations. “
In his MasterClass, Nakayama and his wife and sous chef, Carole Iida-Nakayama, will share the fundamentals members need on their journey through kaiseki cuisine, from the history and philosophy of kaiseki to Japanese pantry essentials, traditional tools and knife skills . Members will learn a variety of cooking techniques used to prepare seven dishes, including preparing dashi, a staple of Japanese cuisine, perfecting rice, quick pickling vegetables, slicing sashimi, and steaming. steaming, broiling and frying fish using the tempura and karaage methods. Regardless of their dining experience, members will leave Nakayama’s class inspired to bring their own creative touch to Japanese home cooking and feel a greater appreciation for the care, patience, connection, and gratitude of modern kaiseki.
“Cooking is more than food. It’s about inviting people, welcoming a shared moment and appreciating the ideas and philosophies behind what makes Japanese cuisine so wonderful,” said Nakayama. “In my MasterClass, Carole and I want to share our knowledge with you so that you can bring your culinary innovations to life and share your skills and knowledge with others.”
As an American woman of Japanese descent in a field traditionally dominated by men, Nakayama had an unconventional culinary journey into Japanese cuisine. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Nakayama started his career at the popular restaurant Takao. Committed to exploring new techniques, she embarked on a three-year working tour throughout Japan, tasting its way through different regional flavors and immersing itself in the essentials of Japanese cuisine, both traditional and avant-garde. It was in Japan that Nakayama learned the art of kaiseki. Today, it owns and operates one of the Los Angeles’ most esteemed restaurants, n / naka, which has been named one of the Food and wineof the 30 best restaurants in the world, and is one of six Los Angeles restaurants having received two Michelin stars in the 2019-2020 edition of the Michelin Guide. At n / naka, Nakayama and Iida-Nakayama offer a unique dining experience that reflects the ever-changing rhythms of the Earth by taking the freshest seasonal ingredients and presenting them in their most natural states. Through a significant balance between traditional and modern techniques, Nakayama redefined the concept of kaiseki.
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