The Art of Homemade Soba Noodles
Fresh soba noodles are a simple Japanese delicacy that you can make at home. With Sonoko Sakai, learn how to make and serve traditional hand-rolled and cut Nihachi style soba, using a blend of fresh, stone ground buckwheat and wheat flours. In this two-hour class you will prepare and taste the soba two ways, as a soba salad with market fresh vegetables, and in a hot broth with a medley of mushrooms and fall vegetables. Students will take home their own batch of fresh noodles. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Sonoko Sakai is a cooking teacher and author of Rice Craft (Chronicle Books) based in Los Angeles. She is the founder of Common Grains, a project dedicated to providing a deeper understanding and appreciation for Japanese food and culture. For more information please visit the website www.cooktellsastory.com Her soba stories have been featured in Saveur, Lucky Peach, Los Angeles Times, and San Francisco Chronicle. photos by dylan + jeni
Yolanda is a mother/wife, entrepreneur and urban farmer. An avid do-it-herselfer, she is at home at her own Oakland homestead where she and her family keep chickens, bees, and learn about permaculture principles on their large urban lot, growing much of their own food. Yolanda is co-founder of Pollinate Farm & Garden, an urban farm store and homesteading emporium located in the heart of Oakland. Pollinate carries edible nursery stock (seeds, starts, fruit trees, and perennial edibles), tools and equipment for seed-to-table organic farming and gardening. Pollinate is also a purveyor of supplies for food preserving, fermentation and cheese making, small scale livestock raising and beekeeping , including baby chicks, ducks, turkeys and bees. Through its educational outreach and local workshops, Pollinate inspires our community toward a healthier and more sustainable food system by bringing it home.
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