Yaki Yaki Yaki: Grilling Japanese-style

Class description

The word "yaki" (meaning, basically, "cooked over direct
heat") shows up in the names of many well-known Japanese dishes.
Some of the best known include teriyaki (meat or tofu cooked in a glistening
glaze), yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), sukiyaki (a shallow pan
simmering meat and vegetables in broth), and okonomiyaki ("as you
like it" — a savory pancake-like one-plate dinner filled with
vegetables and topped with an assortment of ingredients). Class meets
Nov. 7.

Class outline

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  • Teriyaki and yakitori: Two shapes of the same basic chicken recipe
  • Sukiyaki: Simmered beef and vegetables in a soy-dashi broth
  • Okonomiyaki: Pancakes "as you like it"
    (Osaka style vs Hiroshima style)
  • Yakisoba
    (yes, made with ramen, not soba…)
  • Snacks:
    Yaki-imo (roasted satsuma-imo, which are like sweet potatoes)
    Yaki-guri (roasted chestnuts)
    For New Year’s ozouni or oshiruko/zenzai: Grilled kiri-mochi