Happy Donabe Life

Gaijin Cookbook Signing Event with Ivan and Chris

October 19, 2019

We hosted a launch event of Gaijin Cookbook, a new cookbook by a acclaimed chef, Ivan Orkin, and founder of Lucky Peach and author, Chris Ying on September 30 at our shop.

The book is a collection that celebrates everyday Japanese home cooking with insights on being a foreigner and father.

IVAN ORKIN is the author of Ivan Ramen and a star of Chef’s Table and Mind of a Chef. He owns Ivan Ramen and Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop in NYC, where the food is “so good it makes
your eyes explode” (Eater).

CHRIS YING is the co-founder of Lucky Peach, the former publisher of McSweeney’s, and the author and editor of numerous titles including Ivan Ramen, the Mission Chinese Food Cookbook, and You and I Eat the Same. He lives in San Francisco,

Fun and intimate event started with a talk session by Ivan and Chris.

The audience was really engaged in the very interesting stories by them, and they also enjoyed fun Q & A session, followed by donabe cooking demonstration by them.

Ivan and Chris signed each copy of their book for every guest. Meanwhile, we served my homemade donabe dishes.

Tonjiru (Pork & Root Vegetables Miso Soup)
Inari Sushi – Soy-braised Fried Tofu Pouch, Stuffed with Donabe Sushi Rice

It was our great pleasure to host the event and meet Ivan and Chris, specially talented chefs! Everybody had a wonderful time!

Happy donabe life.



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