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Soba class, straight from Tokyo [Updated]

September 28, 2009 |  6:00 am


Akila Inoue teaches the art of making soba at Tsukiji Soba Academy, the school he founded in Tokyo. But for one weekend in October, he will be demonstrating how to make the Japanese buckwheat noodles here in L.A. Inoue will conduct three workshops, teaching the artisanal way of making soba by hand. You will learn how to knead and cut soba and get the chance to slurp your delicious handiwork too. 

Classes take place on Saturday, Oct. 24, in Santa Monica at a to-be-announced location and on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Tortoise store in Venice. The fee is $65 and includes ingredients; reservations are required and must be made by Oct. 15. 

Tortoise, 1342-1/2 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice. For more information, go to www.tortoiselife.com or www.cooktellsastory.com/whatscooking.htm, or call (310) 600-4263 or (310) 396-7335.              

-- Betty Hallock

Updated at 10:34 a.m.: An earlier version of this post stated that a Saturday class would be held at Tortoise General Store in Venice; the Saturday class will be held in Santa Monica.