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Zen in the Kitchen: The Art of Shojin Ryori – Wed, Apr 25 at 7pm
7-9:30pm $135.00 TICKETING POLICIES | FAQS


Shojin ryori is an ancient form of Buddhist temple cooking that uses only seasonal ingredients to create vegetarian meals. The experience of making and eating shojin ryori connects you to the heart, spirit, and traditions of Japan. Taught by Reverend Masami Asao, dietician and head of Akasaka Teran, a Buddhist vegetarian cooking school located within Jokokuji Temple in Tokyo, students, will learn to prepare a complete Shojin ryori meal, which is in and of itself a devotional practice.

Class will be taught with a Japanese interpreter.

Sample Menu:

Chirashi-Zushi with cherry blossom petals

Bamboo Shoots with Kinome Dressing

Shojin Bento Box

Almond Milk Gelee with Strawberries

Curriculum is subject to revision. We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please contact us at [email protected] or at 212.929.7900 x4 to confirm if the curriculum can be revised to your diet. All class sales are final. Students must cancel at least 72 hours before the scheduled class to receive a Haven’s Kitchen credit of the full purchase value. More information on our class policy can be found here.

All classes are hands-on and end with a seated meal unless otherwise stated. Wine is served in class.