Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Cooking!
Risotto is an Italian specialty, and many consider it a universally comforting food. Creamy, tender rice simmered with vegetables and a savory stock define the dish, but there’s so much room for interpretation beyond those basics. Proving that point, traditional Japanese ingredients are the secret to making risotto that’s richer, healthier, and even easier than ever before.
While most traditional risotto depends on butter and cheese to give it depth and richness, the natural umami in shiitake mushrooms can provide a completely plant-based experience. Join chef and cookbook author Hannah Kaminsky as she demonstrates how to make vegan risotto that blurs cultural boundaries, blending the best of eastern and western cuisine. Kazuhide Sugimoto, the president of Sugimoto Shiitake, will be fielding questions about plant-based cooking with the power of shiitake umami. The workshop features hands-on instruction, and participants will learn how to create their own risotto with four seasonal variations. Come hungry and leave inspired!
About the chef and organizers
Chef and Cookbook Author
Hannah Kaminsky is the author and photographer of nine cookbooks, including Sweet Vegan Treats, The Student Vegan Cookbook, and The Everyday Vegan Cheat Sheet. She works as a freelance recipe developer, copywriter and photographer to numerous plant-based brands, and contributes regularly to magazines such as VegNews and Allergic Living. She currently lives and works in Austin, Texas. Find more of her recent creations at http://www.bittersweetblog.com/ and https://www.instagram.com/bittersweet__
The log-grown shiitake mushrooms we produce have an “umami” and "texture” that captivates vegans around the world. We are a company that has united about 600 farmers in Kyushu, the home of shiitake mushrooms, since 1959, and we strive to provide the highest quality products to the world.
ZEN-NOH International Corporation & ZEN-NOH America Corporation
The group company of The National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (ZEN-NOH). We connect Japanese agricultural and livestock producers with overseas consumers, aiming to secure farmers' steady income and sustainable production while providing high quality products overseas.