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Otsumami – Japanese-inspired party nibbles

with Atsuko Ikeda

Wednesday 26th
June 2024

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Otsumami - the Japanese term for snacks meant to accompany drinks, embodies the the essence of casual enjoyment. Rooted in the act of grabbing with fingers or chopsticks ('Tsumamu'), these delectable bites are a staple at Izakaya bars, and house parties in Japan. 

Showcasing popular Japanese ingredients like ponzu, miso and dashi, you will cover a variety of methods to create delicious dishes. From dips and pickles to gyoza, tempura and sashimi, there will be something for everyone! Whether you're out or at home, Otsumami elevates your drink and snack experience. 

You'll be introduced to a basic guide to Japanese beverages and inventive cocktail recipes for you to make at home such as the Yuzu Margarita! It promises a flavourful journey for both seasoned Japanese food lovers and newcomers eager to explore. 

What’s included: 

  • Refreshments on arrival and available throughout the class
  • Apron and all of the equipment required
  • A recipe pack for you to take home after your class 
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out in advance for you
  • Dinner of your own making to enjoy together as a class accompanied by a glass of wine or soft refreshments
  • 10% discount on purchases made in store on the day of your class, including cookery classes. Excludes books, food, electrical items, gift vouchers and sale items
  • We do all the washing up!

Atsuko Ikeda 

Atsuko has been running her delightful Japanese cookery school, Atsuko's Kitchen in London since 2008, sharing her love for cooking with an infectious passion. With roots in Japan, Atsuko brings a wealth of family secrets to the table, weaving then into meals that are not just exquisite and delicate but also healthy and well-balanced. A perfect blend of the best of both worlds! She is the author of three cookbooks. 

Otsumami by Atsuko Ikeda, published by Ryland Peters & Small (£20) 
Photography by Yuki Sugiura © Ryland Peters & Small.

You will be learning in a beautifully designed kitchen which provides a warm welcoming environment that can accommodate everything from group cookery classes to intimate chef’s tables, with the versatility to suit everyone.

Our partners have been chosen with great care, as all our equipment must stand up to the day-to-day rigours of our cookery school – much like a professional kitchen, that you can enjoy using whilst creating your own amazing dishes in class to give you the best possible experience when cooking with us.

Our classes and outstanding range of teachers will help you hone your gastronomic skills, even if you are a complete novice or a dab hand in the kitchen. We love highlighting new upcoming food trends and championing the rising stars within the culinary world.

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Divertimenti does everything it can to reduce the risk of any students consuming an allergen that could cause and allergic reaction.

Please call the school to discuss any severe food allergies prior to booking a class online, we must speak to you before you visit the school if you have a severe allergy or severe dietary intolerance.

We will become as flexible as possible, where we can to remove a specific ingredient from a student’s recipe we will but we are unable to remove that ingredient for every student attending.

We handle all types of ingredients in the kitchen at Divertimenti and we are not able to completely allergen free environment, our kitchen is multi-purpose therefore this makes our kitchen unsuitable for those with life- threatening allergies, in such cases as these we would suggest getting in touch with the team to arrange a private lesson in your own home with one of our chefs. Please contact us for more information

In the unlikely event you are unable to the class you have booked for and need to cancel your booking, for a full refund we will require your cancellation via email no less than 7 days.

Once we have received your cancellation, we will arrange a booking onto an alternative class date or a full refund, sadly we are unable to make changes to bookings or offer a refund with less than 7 days of the date of your class but we are happy to switch the names on the booking so a family member or friend can take the place.

Divertimenti reserves the right to cancel any demonstration or class or substitute another presenter at any time, in the unfortunate event that a ‘Personality’ present or chef cannot attend a session you will be offered the choice of an appropriate alternative or a full refund.

Attendees must be aged over 18 to attend an adult class - we have a list of suitable young adult and teenage classes suitable for under 18’s – they must be accompanied by an adult.

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