Winter loosens its grip in February. It is said that spring begins on the day of risshun, February 4. Fukinoto, the shoots of butterbur buds, are proof that the earth is slowly waking. We’ll forage these bitter buds (my favorite wild vegetable) and explore this season of winter crossing over to spring. We’ll learn to fry tempura, slice paper thin rounds of fugu (puffer fish) sashimi, and enjoy many dishes that marry the sweet roots of winter with the herbaceous flavors of early spring.
February’s outing is a most special one. We’ll travel to the Ariake Sea and board a boat to see where and how Japan’s finest nori is grown.
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