Chef Table: The Secrets of Japanese Mindful Eating & Traditional Tea Ceremony

Date(s) - 01/04/2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

HealthBarn USA is excited to welcome the New Year with a dynamic, hands-on evening of inquiry, empowerment and taste of Japan. Japanese native and nutritionist, Michiko Tomioka will guide us through Yakuzen cooking to build skills in preparation and presentation of this food as medicine art form. She will also honor guests by sharing Chanoyu (the way of tea) traditional macha tea ceremony to welcome the New Year. This authentic Japanese experience filled with Michiko’s joy and passion for mindful eating and health is not to be missed.

**New Year Kaiseki Menu 一汁二菜 **
Gomatofu: Sesame and kudzu tofu
Zouni: New Year miso soup with root vegetables
Shiraae: Seaweed and vegetable salad with tofu
Saikyou Yaki: Miso based Grilled fish
Sekihan: Brownrice with with Azuki
Wagashi: Vegan Japanese sweets with bowl of matcha

Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Who’s Invited:
– Come solo, with friends or your partner — all are welcome!
– Space is limited to 12 spots, so reserve today.

Tickets are $85 per person and must be purchased in advance by registering online by clicking here or call 201-444-2955.

***Partial proceeds will be donated to Healing Meals, a nutritious food gifting program for children with cancer and their families and seniors in need. Space is limited, reserve today.

Where Are You Dining:
– HealthBarn USA located in the stone house at 1057 Hillcrest Road, Ridgewood, NJ within the Irene Habernickel Family Park, come enjoy the comfort of a “zen” environment in a space that feels like home!

Michiko Tomioka, MBA, RDN, IFNCP, is a Japanese native registered dietitian and integrative functional nutritionist, and a founder of Michi Nutrition LLC.. Her experiences include nutritional and education at a recovery center, long-term care, WIC, NYC public school, Foodbank NYC. while sharing whole plant-based cooking and mindfulness in diverse community. She is actively practicing a chado “way of tea”, Yakuzen “medicine meals”, and mindfulness skills at Center for Mind, Body, and

More About HealthBarn USA: A proven leader of healthy-lifestyle education for children and their families for more than fifteen years, through kids’ classes, field trips and summer camp and through our founder’s cookbook, Appetite for Life, HarperOne. At elementary and middle school “Try it, you’ll like it!” school assemblies from New York to California; in national appearances such as the Rachael Ray Show and CNN’s House Call with Sanjay Gupta and on networks like PBS and Nickelodeon; speaking engagements from parent teacher organizations to major medical conventions; and through our website, columns and articles, we have been committed to helping families raise their nutrition literacy through hands-on learning about where our food comes from, and why fresh tastes best and is best for our bodies, minds and souls.

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