What is the course about?
Japanese food is popular all over the world, but there is much more to it than sushi or tempura. This course will take you through the rich language, customs, thinking, and ingredients that make up the best dishes eaten across the regions and the seasons of Japan.
What will we cover?
The wide range of dishes and ingredients across the regions of Japan, the seasonality of food, Haiku poems related to food and eating, the Japanese concept of Feast for the eyes', the Japanese passion for food though cinema, basic expressions related to food.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Order unique dishes at the restaurant
- Identify the basic ingredients of Japanese cuisine
- Differrentiate between other asian cuisines
- Appreciate the presentation of Japanese food
- Develop your awareness of regional and seasonal food when travelling to Japan
- Discuss Japanese Haiku and Japanese thinking in relation to popular dishes.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Open to all levels / no previous language knowledge necessary.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Pair work, discussion, group work using visual support i.e film extracts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LJW18: Everything about Sushi (25/11/17), LJW61: Japanese Etiquette (17/02/18) and any Japanese language courses at various levels.