Elizabeth Andoh, the American authority on Japanese cuisine, is here on a rare trip from Osaka. She’ll be giving talks today through the 19th at various locations around the Bay about her most recent book Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions. Yum!

“Elizabeth was born in New York, but has made Japan her home since 1967. A graduate of the Yanagihara School of Classical Japanese Cuisine, Andoh is the author of five books on Japanese cooking, including two IACP award winners, An Ocean of Flavor and Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen. Her most recent book, Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions, was published last year by Bay Area publisher Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House. She was Gourmet’s Japan correspondent for more than three decades and a regular contributor to the New York Times travel section for many years. Andoh lectures internationally on Japanese food and culture.”


FEB 15 at 5 pm: Kinokuniya Bookstore lecture

1581 Webster Street, San Francisco

FEB 16 from 6-8 pm: HODO SOY (Tasting & Talk, ticketed)

2923 Adeline Street, Oakland

FEB 17 at 7 pm: Books, Inc.

1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley

FEB 18 from 7-9 pm: 18 Reasons (Demo & Talk, ticketed)

593 Guerrero St. San Francisco

FEB 19 from 3-4 pm: Omnivore Books

3885a Cesar Chavez Street (at Church Street), San Francisco