“Anyone Can Make Sushi” Event Brings Japanese Cuisine to Vancouver’s Home Kitchens

Workshops demonstrate you don’t have to eat out to enjoy healthy
Japanese food

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Japanese food is a favorite among Vancouverites, so why do so many of us
only enjoy it at restaurants instead of making it at home? Japan’s
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) chose Vancouver
as the only Canadian city on their global tour of Shoku-Iku (food
education) events focusing on Japanese food culture and encouraging
people to have a go at making it themselves through a hands-on
sushi-making class.

MAFF cooperated to take place “Anyone Can Make Sushi,” a free one-day
event on November 8 at Nikkei Centre to showcase how healthy and
delicious Japanese cuisine is, and demystified the notion that making
Japanese food at home is difficult. Chef Takayuki Omi, Raw Bar Chef from
Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel led participants through a 90-minute session,
first introducing the basics of Japanese cuisine before a hands-on
sushi-making cooking class which includes tips on how to pick and
prepare the ingredients.

All participants said “Great, it’s easy to make Sushi !“ or “I became to
able to make Japanese food!”. “Vancouverites are really familiar with
Japanese food, but it‘s still seen as something that you go to a
restaurant for instead of making at home,” says B.C.-based MAFF
ambassador, Yukari Peerless. “But it’s actually really easy and healthy
to make Japanese food yourself. The ingredients you need can be found at
most local supermarkets these days, and you use a lot of technique that
most home cooks already know.” Other host cities for the workshops are
Barcelona, Seattle, Copenhagen, and Kuala Lumpur.

This project is implemented as a consignment business of Food Industry
Bureau food culture and market development Division, the Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries .


Further information:
Mr. Tomofumi Ueda