Sunday, March 15, 2015

MEPPI Japan Lecture Series – Obento: Japanese Culture in a Box, March 26.

The Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania and Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. will present "Obento: Japanese Culture in a Box" on March 26 as the next installment of the MEPPI Japan Lecture Series. An introduction, by the JASP:
Do you enjoy Japanese cuisine?

Learn to make a Japanese lunch box with Boston Globe food writer and cookbook author Debra Samuels. Participants will have an opportunity to learn the cultural background of obento, a Japanese term for box lunch, through a presentation by Ms. Samuels and a hands-on workshop. Ms. Samuels will illustrate common differences in value, presentation, and nutritional balance between typical American and Japanese lunches. Under Ms. Samuels' guidance, everyone will have the opportunity to make their own bento.
The talk will be held at the Marshall Twp Municipal Building in Wexford (map) from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Registration is required and can be done via the JASP website.