BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5261@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20170130T000000Z DTEND:20170130T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Celebrated restauranteur <strong>Kiyomi Mikuni</strong> underst ands the secrets of <em>shokuiku</em>\, the Japanese concept of conscious eating through an understanding of where our food comes from\, how it is m ade\, and how it affects us. The son of a Hokkaido farmer &amp\; fisherman \, Chef Mikuni was raised on fresh\, local ingredients\, gaining a deep ap preciation for the savory umami flavor characteristic of Japanese food. To day one of the top French chefs in Japan\, he has been running Tokyo&rsquo \;s prestigious Hotel de Mikuni for the past 30 years\, blending French te chnique with Japanese flavors. Chef Mikuni passionately advocates <em>shok uiku</em> to young people so they can make healthy and delicious food choi ces\, and is actively involved in the Smiles of Tohoku (Egao) Project\, br inging hope to those who are still recovering from the hardships of the ea rthquake and tsunami disaster of 2011. He joins us at Japan Society to dis cuss how to incorporate these unique Japanese culinary concepts into our o wn eating habits and daily life. <em>Followed by a tasting reception</em>. \n\n<strong>Tickets</strong>: $19 /$15 Japan Society <a href="http://www. japansociety.org/page/support/individual">members</a>\, seniors and studen ts\n<strong>For more info visit: </strong><a href="http://www.japansociety .org/event/chef-mikuni-umami-and-other-japanese-culinary-secrets">http://w ww.japansociety.org/event/chef-mikuni-umami-and-other-japanese-culinary-se crets</a><strong></strong> SUMMARY:Chef Mikuni: Umami and Other Japanese Culinary Secrets URL:/en/events/2017/01/30/chef-mikuni-umami-and-other-japanese-culinary-sec / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR