Hello, everyone! I have a news today!! Guess what? Yes! I am now creating my first cookbook!!!
It’s been a secret but one of my dreams are publishing a cookbook. Since this is my first cookbook, I wanted to try something special and fun!!!
1. Entrepreneurial stories – Many of my cooking class guests asked me how I started this cooking class business, challenges I had and what I am now. I couldn’t tell my story in detail during cooking class, but I noticed that so many people are interested in living their dreams. It was not so easy for me in the beginning. Honestly, I once thought that I should stop doing this business etc. I hope you’ll get something new and sparkling things from this book.
2. The first 50 supporters! – Here is the early-bird prize. The first 50 supporters have a chance to write support message for this project. I have been supported by many people since I started my cooking class business. This made me want to try crowd funding and make a special cookbook with my supporters!
3. Rewards – To publish this cookbook, I would like to raise funds. As a reward, I prepared various goods. Those goods are original tote bag, denim bag, Apron and Chopsticks. Of course, those products are sold at my classroom and YUCa’s Japanese Cooking online store only. Now is the time to get those goods as well. Very exclusive!!
A happy new year 2019! 🎍 あけましておめでとうございます！🎌 Akemashite-omedetou-gozaimasu🍶
My family and I had traditional new year’s dish called osechi-ryori for breakfast. 🍱🍱🍱 Osechi is tiered food boxes to save cooking on the busy New Year’s Days so that Japanese housewives can take a rest for few days. (Since I had cooking classes until yesterday, I ordered Osechi-ryori in advance. 😜)
I remember that my mother made osechi every year and the whole family enjoyed eating them at our grandparents’s house. This is one of the good memories in my childhood.
Hope all of you’ll have a wonderful and fruitful year!!! Eat well and keep healthy for both body and soul !
YUCa’s Japanese Cooking was featured by international (& my favorite) media – NHK World! 🇯🇵 🎉
NHK World is definitely one of my favorite media so I was so happy that they came to my private kitchen and interviewed me whole day! It was the 2nd longest filming session since after the one with Babble.com (by Disney) last summer. 🌴 That time, we created three recipe videos together. To watch those videos, please check here!
I appear on “Biz stream” section and this program will be broadcasted for coming three weeks! 😊 To watch this interview, please down their App or check here!
Actually, I talked a lot more during the interview like how I started this business, what’s the challenge, how I feel happy, future vision etc…maybe it’s too personal. But, no worries! I will share those stories for YOU as a surprise soon!
Day 4: Since my son is a BIG train lover, I took him to the travel town (while my husband working…!). We watched and took many photos in front of the trains made in USA We also tried a small train ride that runs there and enjoyed the scenery .
Day 3 We visited the local food truck event hold at Smorgasburg area. At the event, I tried dirty chai ☕️ (sooo yum!!!), Berry donut with fried chicken 🍗🍩 and onigiri rice balls 🍙! Yes, Japanese food! The fillings were a little bit different. I mean, they were localized.
Day 2 started with healthy breakfast ordered via Uber eats. I ordered vegan donut , Almond croissant , Ceviche with cauliflower, Karaage with creamy butter-milk sauce and Almond milk coffee. Some are new flavor for me so it was so fun and meaningful.
My family and I visited LA for half holiday and half “food research” last week. In the airplane, I booked “Low carbohydrate meal” for me and “Child meal” for my son. You can choose various meals from ANA’s website in advance.