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.

Make-ahead Sauces

Make-Ahead Sauces

Join us on the TSUDOI Project group on Facebook,

Our project is about Make-Ahead SAUCES. We focus on three classic ones: Creamy Sesame-Miso (Goma Miso), Dengaku Miso Spread & Dip and Umami Essence with its own Secondary Stock. All have been beloved by the Japanese for hundreds of years and remain popular with today’s busy cooks not only because they taste great but, because they can jumpstart so many other dishes.

Our projects include a video sideshow and recipe-and-reference files to enable members re-create the featured dishes in their own kitchens. Members of the Facebook group are invited to post one (or several) photos of their projects.

Looking forward to seeing what members are making in their kitchens…

Make-Ahead Side Dishes

Make-Ahead Side Dishes

On the TSUDOI Project group on Facebook, you'll find a short video presentation about Make-Ahead Side Dishes. The side dishes in this project feature 3 popular kambutsu (乾物”dried things”): KIRI BOSHI DAIKON, HIJIKI, and WAKAMÉ. These are the foodstuffs that many...

MORITSUKÉ Creating a Japanese Sensibility at Table

MORITSUKÉ Creating a Japanese Sensibility at Table

Moritsuké refers to the way in which food is displayed or arranged. The word itself covers a wide range of activity from choosing the vessels – plates, dishes, platters, bowls, boxes or other containers – to design decisions regarding how space is divvyed up; it even...

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....

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...

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