Nikkei Favourites: cookbook launch on Zoom

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Free ZOOM event

April 23 (Friday), 5pm PDT

Join us to celebrate the launch of Nikkei Favourites: Stories and Recipes from the NNMCC Auxiliary. NNMCC Auxiliary member Naomi will demonstrate some tips for making her family's gyoza recipe, included in the cookbook.

For more years than Nikkei Place has existed at 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby, a dedicated group of volunteers have helped raise funds to realize the dream of a place that honours, preserves, and shares Japanese Canadian history and heritage. Nikkei Place opened in 2000, and the Auxiliary committee raised funds to create and later expand a community kitchen spacious enough to produce all of the delicious sweet and savoury treats that are specialties at the NNMCC seasonal cultural festivals throughout the year, New Year’s mochitsuki (pounding of ritual rice cakes), Breakfast with Santa, and food contributions for innumerable NNMCC commemorations, celebrations of life, and special events. In imagining a cookbook that honours, preserves, and shares the best of the NNMCC Auxiliary, we wanted to offer something more than an inventory of recipes. We hope that these pages will give a taste of the story of friendship and community that the Auxiliary has built over the years.