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Japanese hot pot workshop at Tortoise General Store

October 25, 2011 |  6:00 am

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Author Sonoko Sakai will lead a Japanese hot pot workshop at Tortoise General Store in Venice on Nov. 6. Students will learn how to make nabe -- a Japanese soup made in a donabe clay pot, right at the table.

Sakai will show participants how to prepare and serve three hot pots: yudofu, made with tofu, daikon radish and kombu seaweed, served with ginger, shichimi pepper and Japanese green onions; a winter nabe made with black cod, nappa cabbage and aged tofu, seasoned with white miso; and chanko nabe, a savory soup made with chicken meatballs and vegetables, served with yuzu kosho and ground sesame seeds. Zosui, a Japanese-style risotto-like dish made with rice and the rich broth, will be prepared at the end of the meal, served with Japanese herbs. 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 6. $95 per person. 10 people maximum. Call or email Tortoise General Store for reservations. For more information, go to the Tortoise General Store website

Tortoise General Store, 1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 314-8448, hello@tortoisegeneralstore.com. 

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Photo: Hot pot ingredients. Credit: Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times 

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