KANSHA -- appreciation -- is an expression of gratitude for nature's bounty and the efforts and ingenuity of those who transform those gifts into marvelous food. The spirit of kansha, deeply rooted in Japanese Buddhist philosophy, can be experienced and practiced by anyone, anywhere. Kansha encourages us to prepare nutritionally sound and aesthetically satisfying meals that avoid waste, conserve energy, and preserve and sustain our natural resources. This on-line culinary classroom was created to enable all who wish to practice kanshacooking.
The KANSHAworkshop page is an on-going exploration of the principles and practice of kansha (appreciation) in the kitchen and at table. Each lesson contains information regarding tools, techniques, ingredients,
menu planning and presentation that were beyond the scope of my cookbook, KANSHA. On the KANSHAworkshop page you will find photo-illustrated sheets (in pdf format) you can download, print out, and take in to your own kitchen. I hope this workshop enables you to expand your culinary horizons.
Each time a new workshop page is posted, the previous one is archived. Those wanting access to previously posted material will need to register.
I would love to cook with each of you in my kitchen, or yours. But, for now, this site will be our place to
in cyberspace. I invite everyone to try my lessons and exercises... and to practice kansha.in appreciation (kansha shimasu),
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