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Dashi & Shoyu - Essence of Japan (Japanese & French documentary, 2015)

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Berwick On The Lake Retirement Residence

3201 Ross Rd

Nanaimo, BC V9T 6L9

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7 Potatoes & the Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce invite you for learning deep inside what we enjoy for granted...Japanese food such as miso soup, shoyu, sake..to name a few.

“Dashi & Shoyu: Essence of Japan” is about the secrets of the fifth taste “umami” and a unique Japanese bacteria called “koji.” In the film, co-produced by French and Japanese production companies, it features two pillars of Japanese cuisine, dashi – one of the purest & simple umami stock, and shoyu – a savoury source made from the tradition of Japanese ancient biotechnology. The event will include a simple presentation and tasting of umami in the way suggested by the Umami Information Center in Japan. Free admission.


DASHI & SHOYU: Essence of Japan

A documentary that examines how the people of the Japanese archipelago have interacted with nature and the wisdom they have gained from it with regard to food. "Dashi," an essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine, was discovered within nature and integrated into the diet over a thousand years. Cameras follow all those who contribute to the making of dashi, from fishermen and farmers to scientists and chefs. Furthermore, special microscopic camera work examines the "koji" mould spores which are unique to Japan and gave birth to soy sauce, sake, miso and other central ingredients of Japanese food.


Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

Programme:

2:00 pm Door opens

2.30 pm Welcome by Seven Potatoes

2.40 pm "Part I: Dashi"

3.30 pm Presentation on umami & tasting hosted by the Japan-Canada Chamber of Commerce

4.00 pm "Part II: Shoyu"

4.50 pm Quiz & Closing

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