Traditional Japanese New Year Cooking

Dates:February 2, 2024
Meets:F from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive
Cost: $32.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Join Makiko as you delve deeper into the world of traditional Japanese cooking with the preparation of a traditional Japanese New Year meal! Osechi Ryori are dishes that are prepared by the end of December and stored until the New Year. During the first three days of the New Year housewives, who have historically been responsible for feeding and cooking (makanai) for her family, can take a break from the daily routine while her family eats Osechi Ryori during the New Year period. We will use organic, hand-crafted local ingredients wherever possible, suggest complimentary side dishes, and offer insights into the culture and traditions that inform these tasty recipes.


A $20 ingredients fee is payable directly to the instructor.
Fee: $32.00

Fee Breakdown

Category Description Amount
Course Fee (Basic)Course Fee$ 32.00
Optional FeeDonation (optional)$ 0.00

Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Drive

Use 361 W. Johnson St in your GPS. The church is on Lincoln Dr., between Wayne and Hortter, but MALT students need to use the parking lot off Johnson Street between Wayne and Greene Streets and enter the church from the rear of the building. The driveway to the parking lot is on Johnson, right next to the railway bridge, closest to Wayne Ave. It's a long driveway. Park in the last lot and walk up the sidewalk to the 2nd stairway. Walk down the stairs to enter the church. There is a schedule of events posted on this door. That schedule tells you which room you're in. Once inside the church, there is a map on the bulletin board to show where your room is. If the door is locked, please wait until your instructor shows up.

The Route H bus stops less than a block away at Lincoln Drive & Wayne Avenue.

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Makiko Goto-Widerman

is a graduate of Showa Women's University in Japanese literature and language and has taught Japanese language at a Japanese school in Princeton, NJ. She has organized award-winning homestay tours to Japan, is a graduate of UMass Amherst's Arts Interdisciplinary Studies program, offers workshops in floral design, including Ikebana, and champions the art of traditional Japanese cooking.

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