Cooking with Shio Koji Workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods
The Center is pleased to bring you our next cooking workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods! Learn the secrets of adding umami to your cooking by adding Japanese fermented ingredients! In
The Center is pleased to bring you our next cooking workshop with Aedan Fermented Foods! Learn the secrets of adding umami to your cooking by adding Japanese fermented ingredients! In this workshop, Mariko Grady, founder of local artisanal Japanese ingredients maker Aedan Fermented Foods will teach you about shio koji as an essential flavoring to Japanese cooking, how it is made as well as how to best use it to bring out the most umami in your own dishes! In addition to the menu of 4 dishes you will cook in the workshop, participants will make and take home a jar of shio koji for future use.
About Mariko Grady:
Mariko Grady is the founder of Aedan Fermented Foods.
In 2011 after the devastating tsunami struck Japan, Mariko sold her natural fermented products to friends to fundraise for Japanese victims. The popularity of Mariko’s delicious fermented foods spread quickly by word-of-mouth in the local community between Japanese mothers and their friends. After this fundraising, Mariko started to write Aedan’s weekly newsletters to share fermented foods and her wisdom on leading a happy healthy life. In May 2012, Mariko joined the incubator kitchen program at La Cocina in San Francisco and since then has worked to develop her Aedan fermented food product line.Aedan creates small batch fermented products using the knowledge passed down from Mariko’s Grandfather’s miso-making business and mother’s home miso recipes in Japan. Using this traditional knowledge, she has adjusted and perfected her recipes to match the unique flora and environment of San Francisco.
Aedan brings Japanese fermented foods that are essential to flavor and health of every traditional Japanese meal to your table. We hand craft these foods in small batch, bringing you the foundation you need to craft fresh, healthful meals for you and your family. For more information on Aedan Fermented Foods and products, visit: aedansf.com