Otsukemono is the Japanese word for Japanese pickles.
Japanese pickles come in many different flavors, as well as forms, shapes, sizes, colors, etc.
To illustrate, some of the simplest otsukemono tend to be made with very few ingredients, namely the vegetable that you’re going to be pickling, as well as the seasoning, which tends to be salt, shoyu or soy sauce, maybe vinegar, or something more complex and a little bit more labor-intensive, which would be nuka.
Nuka is rice bran. And those pickles have a special name. And they’re called nukazuke. And if you’re new to Japanese cuisine, at least traditional Japanese cuisine, you might be wondering, “Where in the heck does the otsukemono go in a Japanese meal?”
In part of washoku, or traditional Japanese cuisine, you’ll tend to be served otsukemono as part of a set meal.
Usually, they’re going to have a course of soup, a bowl of rice, usually three dishes, maybe a main dish. It could be like a fish or some sort of protein, maybe some vegetables.
And of course, the pickles or otsukemono.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of otsukemono (check out this blog post)
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to make homemade otsukemono and it’s a lot easier than you may think!
Pat’s cooking programs are for smart and curious home cooks who are serious about making simple and authentic Japanese meals at home.
I designed these offerings for foodies who love to cook and eat. And most importantly, people who take full responsibility for their life and choose to put in the work to grow their knowledge and skills.
If you’re looking for a structured and organized way to learn about Japanese cooking, with up-to-date tips, and support, then this is for you!
If you’re not willing to put in the work and apply the valuable information, my programs may not be the best fit for you.
I do my best to fill the lessons with valuable information, and strive to encourage ACTION.
We encourage each other to stay accountable.
If you’re a strict vegan who does not wish to eat ANY animal products, unfortunately some of my programs may not the best fit for you.
As you may know, meat and especially fish play a common role in the Japanese diet.
Because it’s part of my heritage, I do not plan to eliminate them completely from my diet.
that being said, the Japanese cooking club was created for YOU and the dishes that make up the monthly core content of the Japanese cooking club do not contain any fish or animal products. The same goes for the new 3 day LIVE cooking class winter 2022, ichijuu sansai cooking class, vegetarian sushi workshop, and the otsukemono workshop.
Tofu Ryouri Online and the soy workshop do call for some animal and fish products, for example dashi (Japanese fish soup stock.)
Last – I believe a healthy diet is one that is balanced and can include all things in moderation. I also believe food is meant to be enjoyed. And after all, what’s a life worth living if you can’t enjoy it?
I wasn’t a good cook when I first started. And if that’s how you feel, it doesn’t mean you can’t learn. I’ll teach you Japanese skills and techniques that you can apply to other non-Japanese cuisines as well.
And what better way to learn, than by surrounding yourself by like-minded people who will support you in your journey?
I care deeply about lifelong learning, and demonstrate that by example. Always reading and always trying and testing new things, especially in the kitchen. So that you can learn quicker, with less stress and less disappointment!
I also love to help people, and my goal here is to help you succeed.
When you invest in my offerings, you’ll get quality video cooking lessons, easy to follow recipes with support from me if you need it. Plus, you’ll have an opportunity to be connected to a group of like-minded Japanese food loving home cooks just like you!
Cooking courses and classes are usually one time deals and don’t have a community built in.
Nor do they have the opportunity to show off your food and get the support you need and REWARD you in the process!
Because I believe there’s always room for improvement, I’ll be regularly asking you for feedback on what I can do to make it a better experience for you.
Yes, login details will be provided via email and you’ll get immediate access to everything starting the following Monday.
Yes, when open for enrollment you can buy them in the store.
you don’t have to do anything you want to.
though i’d recommend it, if you feel like you can cook and learn independently more power to you!
you know what’s right for you and that’s what you should do! 🙂
Yes, you can access the materials using your smartphone or tablet when connected to the internet. The members area is available via your mobile browser, or using the Kajabi app.
After the deadline the doors close and I’ll be moving my energy and attention to those who’ve decided to invest.
If you happen to miss your opportunity, I’ll have a waitlist setup where you can sign up to get notified next time the doors open
Take 90 days to Cook. Taste. Enjoy.
The best part about Pat’s programs is that you don’t have to wait months or years before kind of, maybe sorta experiencing some tasty results.
As long as you’ve got an appetite for good food and access to a kitchen, chances are you’ll have dozens of opportunities over the next 90 days to experience and enjoy the return on your investment. And perhaps even share it with those you love!
if for whatever reason you don’t feel like you’re any closer to cooking Japanese food or plant-based foods than before you joined, simply email [email protected] within 90 days and we’ll send back every dollar.
You’ll retain your access for the remainder of your billing period (e.g. 30 days monthly plan – 30 days from the date of purchase).
If you do decide to cancel your monthly plan, we ask that you please let us know at least 7 days in advance of your next billing date (when we send you a reminder).
email us – [email protected]
30 day satisfaction guarantee
I’d never want you to be unhappy! And that’s why I offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee so that you can see what the workshop is like. During the first 30 days, if you find it’s not a good fit, contact me and I’ll give you a full refund.