Sunday, December 14, 2008

cooking classes @ SOY!

one of the things i miss most about the Lower East Side is the adorable restaurant SOY. it is owned and operated by the lovely Etsko, who originally sold her handmade purses out of the shop, and opened the same day i opened my shop around the corner. within a year or two she decided to open a restaurant instead: japanese home cooking based around the many uses of soy (though it's not all vegetarian). i took the 'cooking for clueless' class a couple of years ago and found it very enlightening; check out all of her classes below or just stop in for a scrumptious meal!

***** Cooking Class Schedule at SOY 2009*****

Here’s class schedule for January and February- register for yourself, or you can purchase as a gift. Please check the schedule and description below.

Other unique gift ideas from SOY:
***SOY Money - (Gift Certificate) available in $20s, $50s, or any amount you like. And they don’t have to be used all at once- like a gift card, unused amount can be redeemed at later time. ***Azuki Facial Scrub – Our original 100% natural facial scrub. People who have tried are raving about it. I use it everyday myself. Makes your skin so soft and smooth! ***”SOY or DIE” t-shirt – Must have for die-hard SOY fans. Available in various colors and sizes. Only $25! They’re quality American Apparel shirts.

Cooking class page:

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***Basic Japanese Home Cooking***
Saturday, January 31, 12pm-2:30pm Fee: $60

Learn basics of Japanese home cooking, such as how to cook rice, making dashi (soup stock) and miso soup, about seasonings and handling of common Japanese food products. We'll prepare a simple but savory traditional style meal with fish and vegetables.

***SOY Cooking for Clueless***
Saturday, February 28, 12pm-2:30pm Fee: $60

Cooking with soy food can be absolutely effortless. We'll teach you basics about all kinds of tofu and other soy food products, and show you tricks & shortcuts for great soy dishes.

***Sushi Master***
Saturday, January 17, 12pm-2:30pm Fee: $60

Learn how to cook sushi rice, prepare ingredients, and make your own sushi rolls. California rolls, tuna rolls, hand rolls, or veggie rolls of your choice.

***Japanese Desserts*** Saturday, February 14, 1 pm - 3:30pm Fee: $50

Traditional Japanese desserts are low in fat, and they are also vegan. You'll be also glad to find out how easy it is to make rice desserts like mochi and dango. I may also reveal secrets of tofu pudding…

Etsko @SOY
102 Suffolk Street New York, NY 10002 212-253-1158

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