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The April soba workshop will feature "fresh bamboo" from Penryn Farms. I have been buying bamboo from farmer Jeff Reiger for three years in a row. He knows to alert me when the shoots are coming up. Where else in America does that happen? I feel so lucky and his bamboo shoots are absolutely delicious. If you want to join me on April 18, please e mail me at [email protected]
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Tara Duggan of SF Chrnoicle introduced my zaru soba recipe in this articled titled Everyone Loves Asian Noodles.
Here is the link.
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I am offering fresh soba-to-go at Cookbook in L.A. again this summer. I am starting in July and I may go on till August. It is always good to be kneading and sharing my noodles with Los Angelenos.
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I am in San Francisco doing several food events. One that we just finished on May 28 is a dinner at Tartine, themed around Koji - fermented rice. We "kojiied" so many foods - we used it to marinate beef, veggies, fish, even the daikon garnish of my soba.
I made 120 servings of soba - a record. I had Lori, one of the bakers from Bar Tartine, help me knead the dough so I managed to produce stable noodles. Pretty happy with the result and it was a sell out night. Several reviews came out of SF Chronicle. Here is the first one.
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Cookbook at Echo Park decorated their shop window with cookbooks. I love that they featured a make soba and fresh sob cookbook! This summer, I am offering fresh take out soba and soba workshop at the shop. It's a lot o work to get up early to make 40 servings of soba but I love delivering the noodles to Cookbook. Owners, Marta and Rob inspire me with their good taste and good food.
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Today, we started Phase 3 of the project at Mitsuwa Marketplace. We are doing soba demonstrations and sales of fresh soba there. An elderly gentleman came to watch us make soba. He wore a Dodgers baseball cap and a clean white shirt. His back was quite bent but he walked without a cane. He watched us making soba, had a tasting of soba, then another, and after that, he wanted to buy the take home soba. But later, he came back to tell me that he didn't know the soba noodles were uncooked! Yes, I explained to him that the noodles needed to be cooked at home. He said he lived alone and didn't think he could cook the noodles by himself. He seemed a little lost because he had already paid for the noodles. I felt bad for him so we made an exception and cooked the noodles for him. He was very happy. It turns out that he is a 105 years old retired math teacher. He is a regular at Mitsuwa. His son (who is in his early 80s) brings him to a bus stop where he picks up the bus that brings him to the market every week. He likes to hang out at the food court.
He watched the soba demonstration with curiousity. He enjoyed talking about his family. His wife passed away a couple of years ago at age 94. He said that his wife getting sick forced him to walk again because he had to go visit her at the hospital. He thanks his "kachan" in heaven everyday for enabling him to walk again. Now he visits her at the cemetary every week. He says walking and appreciating people are the way to longevity. He has 55 grandchildren and some. When the noodles were cooked, I packed it carefully in his back pack. He headed for the exit. I hope to see him again while we are at Mitsuwa.
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