The first time I came into contact with inorganic food was when I moved out of Spain and I remember I had to do some research to find out what was organic food to begin with. Apparently there is a world of not so natural food out there, with all kinds of scary modifications and chemicals. I was surprised to say the least! To me food was kind of a seasonal and natural commodity, often brought directly from the farm to the table.
But organic is not as common anymore, and there’s this feeling of disconnection between the food we eat and the way it’s supposed to be produced and transported. I’m a fan of homemade, locally sourced food, as healthy as possible (with some not-so-healthy treats here and there 😛 ) so this Organic Japanese Cooking Class with the talented Aya-san resonated with me and of course I enjoyed it so much! Tadaku With Locals has a lot of cooking class and dining session options- healthy, ayurveda, vegan, pescatarian...
- Seasonal greens with Sesame.
- Shio-Koji Pickles
- Homemade Silk Tofu
- Miso-marinated salmon
- Takikomi Gohan (Steamed rice with assorted mushrooms)
- Roasted Green Tea Kanten and Fruits.
The food, as you can see from the pictures, was fresh, local and of course organic. Under the careful instructions of Aya-San, it was transformed into satisfying and delicious dishes that showcased the simple flavor of the ingredients and felt so good afterwards. The power of hearty, homemade, healthy food!
Aya-San knows her food and she spoke perfect English so we could understand everything there was to know about the ingredients and the way of cooking. She’s also a total sweetheart and was super kind with Rafa (who took the class while I went all paparazzi over everyone). He had a blast cooking- he’s getting great at it by the way! Thank you Tadaku! 😀
All the dishes without exception were delicious, Rafa enjoyed the salmon and rice specially, and I had seconds of the dessert; made with pure Japanese green tea and “vegan gelatine”! Yum!
What about you? Are you into healthy grub?
Thank you so much for reading, hope you enjoyed this post! Keep your eyes peeled for more Tadaku Classes!
This post was kindly sponsored by Tadaku. My opinions are still my own.