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.

Cooking projects are announced periodically; these are linked thematically to this site’s KITCHEN CULTURE blog. Project Assignments and links to relevant reference material stored on this site will be posted to this TSUDOI Project page.

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

Create your own personal Ozōni

Create your own version of Ozōni

Join us on the TSUDOI Project group on Facebook,

This project is about MAKING YOUR OWN VERSION of Ozōni, a special (New Year) holiday food in Japan.

This unit introduces Tsudoi Project members to the customs and food associated with ushering in the New Year in Japan. The video explains in greater detail the many regional variations on the basic theme of Ozōni (お雑煮 “Honorable Miscellany Stew”), a soul-satisfying meal-in-a-bowl that is typically served for brunch on Gan Jitsu (New Year’s Day)

This project’s assignment is for each member to create his or her own personal version of Ozōni. Each Tsudoi member should choose ingredients that showcase the best of what their “hometown” has to offer. Looking forward to seeing what our global membership posts!

All TSUDOI projects include a video slideshow and recipe-and-reference files to enable members to 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…

TSUKEMONO Part Two

TSUKEMONO Part Two

Join us on the TSUDOI Project group on Facebook, This project is about TSUKÉMONO, focusing on Short-Term Pickles (the Japanese call them ICHIYA-ZUKÉ, literally "Overnight PIckles"). Ichiya-zuké are put aside for at least 10-12 hours after being assembled. Most are...

TSUKÉMONO Part One

TSUKÉMONO Part One

Join us on the TSUDOI Project group on Facebook, This project is about TSUKÉMONO, focusing on Quick-Pickles (the Japanese call them SOKUSEKI-ZUKÉ) that can be assembled easily and are ready to enjoy in a short time The introductory video for Unit 12 introduces the...

TŌFU Part Two

TŌFU Part Two

Join us on the TSUDOI Project group on Facebook, Our project is about TŌFU.  Try your hand at making fried tōfu and create your own ORIGINAL ABURA AGÉ dish. It can be a variation on traditional Japanese home-cooked fare, or a trendy pizza or kitsuné sando (foxy...

TŌFU  Part One

TŌFU Part One

Join us on the TSUDOI Project group on Facebook, Our project is about TŌFU.  The assignment is to create your own ORIGINAL version of 白和え SHIRA AÉ (creamy tōfu sauce). Use your imagination – and whatever ingredients you have on hand in your pantry, refrigerator or...

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