Tabemashou - “Nourishing the Body and the Soul”

Happy New Year

I hope you were all able to spend time with your friends and family for Christmas and New Year’s; I hope you all ate well. Of all the things we do to start a new year, cooking and eating with the people you care about can be especially restorative, loving and grounding. And as we begin a new year, we reflect on the past and envision the future we want for ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities.

One of the ways I’m realizing my vision for the coming year is a new project: Tabemashou

Tabemashou is an event series, starting this month, centered around food and cooking, and their relationship to identity, culture, and community. Tabemashou is a space to gather in fellowship and practice community care, through cooking and eating together Food and foodways have historically been the site of violence, power, reclamation, survival, and identity formation; engaging with that and cooking together is a way of connecting to ourselves, our ancestors, and to one another.

Friday, January 18 Tabemasho-First Session 6:30-8:30pm

At the first Tabemashou we’ll make onigiri and sides together, and have a conversation about the relationship between food and identity. Please join us anytime. RSVP to Lyn directly or at lynkatsuko@gmail.com; include any dietary restrictions. This will help us to provide enough food for everyone. If you have any questions please ask Lyn or Roger.