TSUDOI Project

Online get-togethers and cooking projects on Facebook

About TSUDOI Project

TSUDOI means “get-together” in Japanese. It is the opposite of social distancing.

The TSUDOI Project is a Facebook Group for people to connect with each other to explore and practice key Japanese culinary concepts such as washoku and kansha in their own kitchens.

Themed cooking projects are announced twice a month. Members are encouraged to post photos and a short description of what they make in their own kitchens in accordance with the chosen theme.

Meal Planning, 3 sets of 5

Meal Planning, 3 sets of 5

Crafting menus that are mindful of color, flavor and method of preparation is central to Japan’s WASHOKU approach. It is a simple and effective way to organize food choices to make handsome meals that have all the essential nutrients you need without overindulgence.

On the TSUDOI Project group on Facebook, you’ll find a short video presentation about the “3 Sets of 5” approach; please take a look.

Members of the Facebook group are invited to post one (or several) photos of YOUR project. Can’t wait to see what you’re making in your kitchen…

Pantry Basics – SALT

Pantry Basics – SALT

Our theme is SALT, part of a series on basic pantry items. In these projects the focus is on how to make the most of the item being highlighted, not about what brand to buy, or to introduce obscure products. I’ll be talking about how each pantry item is typically used...

WASHOKU: Five methods – raw

WASHOKU: Five methods – raw

Washoku GUIDELINES include being attentive to the WAY or METHOD food is prepared. The Japanese classically refer to 5 Ways or Methods: NAMA (raw), NIRU (simmer, stew, braise), YAKU (sear with heat), MUSU (steam), and AGERU (fry, cook in oil). In this project let's...

WASHOKU: Five flavors

WASHOKU: Five flavors

Washoku guidelines urge us to balance flavors when planning, preparing and partaking of a meal. This TSUDOI PROJECT asks you to create a FLAVOR-BALANCED meal, or a single multi-flavored dish that you might feature at a meal to balance out other dishes. Try to include...

WASHOKU: Five colors

WASHOKU: Five colors

Washoku guidelines encourage us to prepare every meal using 5 colors (RED, YELLOW, GREEN, BLACK & WHITE). This insures nutritional balance and makes food more inviting, too. This TSUDOI project asks you to create a meal that includes 5 colors. It could be as...

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