My love of culinary arts began at the age of 9 when I first baked a St. Patrick's Day cake for my school in Anchorage Alaska using a Betty Crocker Cake Mix. Since then, cooking and baking has been my passion. I've travelled to almost 40 countries and I love to meet people and learn their culture. Now I enjoy teaching Japanese food and culture to foreigners here in Tokyo.
When I lived in England, I taught my neighbors how to make sushi and that is where I got the idea of starting my own cookery class when I returned to Japan.
The happy faces from everyone who comes to my cooking class.
I would usually pick a dish that is well known to foreigners and also can be made by ingredients which can be bought in their country. I also try to make the recipe as simple as possible.
The fact that I know what goes in each dish. I try to make my dishes as healthy as possible using only the ingredients I know that are good for our body. No additives, no artificial flavoring, no chemicals. And of course I enjoy watching my family and friends loving the food I cook.