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Shiso Delicious x Kanpai Sake: Plant celebration sake dinner: The five colours of Japanese food
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Shiso Delicious x Kanpai Sake: Plant celebration sake dinner: The five colours of Japanese food

I’ve been fascinated by the Japanese concept of 5 colours in food ever since discovering it while looking for bento inspiration in Japan. White, black, red, green and yellow should all be included in a meal to make it complete, according to old tradition with roots in Buddhism.

So, I’m very very excited to explore these 5 colours in a popup dinner with Kanpai Sake, the UK's first craft sake brewery. On Thursday 13 June we are bringing you an evening with one dish of each colour, paired with sake down in Kanpai’s cosy taproom in Peckham (London).

The menu will celebrate plant based food, seasonality and my Asian-Scandi heritage :) It also expresses the creativity of ingredients that can be sourced package-free, or with minimal plastic. This is something I’ve focused on since starting an experiment of ‘3 months of minimal plastic’ this January – an journey which is ongoing :)

I hope to see you there!

The menu is fully plant based (vegan). Spaces are limited.

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An Intro to Sustainable Food Shopping & Food Prep
May
28
7:30 PM19:30

An Intro to Sustainable Food Shopping & Food Prep

I’m very excited to team up with with Re:Store, a new zero waste shop in Hackney Downs Studios, London to bring you a an easy and fun intro to shopping and eating with less waste.

Re:Store opened a few months ago and offers a range of dry stapes to buy loose weight, plus a bunch of fresh ingredients including package-free tofu!

Hope to see you there, it should be a really fun evening.

Read more about Re:Store and my thoughts on zerowaste here.

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Gung Ho X Lone Design Club – Food For Thought Supper Club
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

Gung Ho X Lone Design Club – Food For Thought Supper Club

Remember Gong Ho, the sustainable British fashion brand founded by fab Sophie Dunster that I collaborated with at the start of this year? (the massive flower earrings !! and the colourful fabric prints)

On 22 May I’m joining Gung Ho x Lone Design Club Food For Thought Supper Club at their Chelsea Flower Show popup shop. I’ll be working alongside my friend Bettina and two other other London chefs – should be a delicious and fun night!

Join us for a 5 course, 5 chef dinner - with our chefs of honour talking all things sustainable in food in between the courses.  Eating sustainably doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on taste!

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Bento Workshop with Sara of Shiso Delicious
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Bento Workshop with Sara of Shiso Delicious

11:00-14:30
Saturday 17th November
£45 Plus booking fee (includes lunch)

at the lovely venue Ten Cable Street

10 Cable Street, E1 8JG. London UK

Limited spaces, book here through Eventbrite.

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About the workshop

Sara will introduce us to the basics and culture of bento and the 5 colours, flavours and qualities in typical Japanese food. With simple techniques, tips and tricks she will guide us through her own take on bento – fresher, quicker and simpler to make, plant based and with a fusion of east-west flavours. Together, we will make a range of dishes from Sara’s book Bento Power: Brilliantly Balanced Lunchboxes before assembling and eating our own bento, with some practical tips on styling and food photography. Most of all we will have lots of fun!

The recipes are vegan, gluten free and free from refined sugars. If you have food allergies please get in touch. We provide bento boxes for you to use on the day but you can also bring your own.

Workshop structure

10:45 Venue open

11:00 Welcome and introduction

11:20 Making recipes

13:00 Bento assembly + photographing, eating bento together, questions

14:30 Finish

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COOKING THE BOOKS – A BOOKISH SUPPER SALON EXTRAVAGANZA
Nov
14
6:45 PM18:45

COOKING THE BOOKS – A BOOKISH SUPPER SALON EXTRAVAGANZA

Food writing is an art form. Some say food writing is the new porn. Food porn is big business. Come and meet the experts: two chefs, a cookery writer and a recipe writer and food photographer. Bring along your favourite recipes to share, or be ready to tell us about your most reassured cookery book, or culinary disasters.

Enjoy a gorgeous meal over a glass of wine – meet new friends and old, and have a laugh with us over those I Can't Believe I Cooked That moments.

The Guests: Sara Kiyo Popowa, Andrew Kay, Kanthi Thamma, Troy Wear

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Christmas Bento Power at Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, London
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Bento Power at Spirit of Christmas Fair, Olympia, London

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Christmas Bento Power with Sara Kiyo Popowa

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018 - 14:00 TO 14:45

Sara will introduce us to the basics and culture of bento and the 5 colours, flavours and qualities in typical Japanese food, as explained in her book Bento Power: Brilliantly Balanced Lunchbox Recipes. With simple techniques, tips and tricks she will guide us through her own take on bento – Japanese style packed lunch. Her recipes are plant based, fresher, quicker and simpler to make than typical bento, with a fusion of east-west flavours. We will build our own mini-bento with a range of sample dishes from the book.

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Bento Workshop with Sara of Shiso Delicious
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Bento Workshop with Sara of Shiso Delicious

Super excited for my bento workshop to be hosted by the super lovely, plant based venue 10 Cable Street!


Saturday 20 October

11:00-14:30
£45 (includes lunch)
Plus optional extra (Sara’s book Bento Power £13.50) 

Please book though 10 Cable Street's website by using the button above.

About the workshop

Sara will introduce us to the basics and culture of bento and the 5 colours, flavours and qualities in typical Japanese food. With simple techniques, tips and tricks she will guide us through her own take on bento – fresher, quicker and simpler to make, plant based and with a fusion of east-west flavours. Together, we will make a range of dishes from Sara’s book Bento Power: Brilliantly Balanced Lunchboxes before assembling and eating our own bento, with some practical tips on styling and food photography. Most of all we will have lots of fun! 

The recipes are vegan, gluten free and free from refined sugars. If you have food allergies please get in touch. We provide bento boxes for you to use on the day but you can also bring your own.

Workshop structure

  • 10:45 Venue open

  • 11:00 Welcome and introduction

  • 11:20 Making recipes

  • 13:00 Bento assembly + photographing, eating bento together, questions

  • 14:30 Finish

Optional, you can order:

Sara’s book Bento Power: Brilliantly Balanced Lunchbox Recipes with your ticket and pick it up at the workshop. £13.50

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Bento Power Demo and Recipe Sampling at Atla. Pop Up Shop
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Bento Power Demo and Recipe Sampling at Atla. Pop Up Shop

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A lifestyle brand for conscious travellers, Atla. equips you for your next escape – from dreaming of the adventure to planning your trip to taking the journey. Atla. have just launched their first collection of thoughtfully designed clothing and accessories inspired by Japan.

I will do a small Bento Power demo and sampling from my newly launched cookbook at their 3-day pop-up store in Shoreditch.

The event is free, just pop along!

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Bento Power presentation and recipes sampling at Atla. event
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Bento Power presentation and recipes sampling at Atla. event

A lifestyle brand for conscious travellers, Atla. equips you for your next escape – from dreaming of the adventure to planning your trip to taking the journey. Atla. have just launched their first collection of thoughtfully designed clothing and accessories inspired by Japan, and I will do a presentation of my newly launched book Bento Power + recipe sampling at a member’s event at Shoreditch House.

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Bento Power Book Launch Party
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Bento Power Book Launch Party

Come and celebrate the launch of my book Bento Power: Brilliantly Balanced Lunchbox Recipes!

There will be food to try from the book, a small bento demo, drinks, lots of lovely people, goody bag and book signing of course :)

I have secured a limited number of paid for tickets so that anyone can come and join the party. Ticket price £15 – includes one copy of the book.

For more information on the book please see my website or my publisher's site

Hope to celebrate with you! :)

/ Sara of Shiso Delicious

#BentoPowerBook @shisodelicious @kylebooksuk

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Shiso Delicious x Clearspring: Organic Harvest Rainbow – Live Happening
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Shiso Delicious x Clearspring: Organic Harvest Rainbow – Live Happening

Come watch, and help capture, Sara of Shiso Delicious as she join forces with Clearspring to create a huge rainbow out of seasonal produce and Clearspring foods at Go! Organic Festival.

When: Saturday 8 September, Sunday 9 September 

Rainbow build and capture: Saturday 12am–2pm

Where: Clearspring Japanese Tea Garden at Go! Organic Festival, Battersea Park, London (2 for 1 festival ticket here)

What: Sara will build a 'rainbow' (much like the one in the image, just a lot bigger!) using seasonal organic vegetables donated by suppliers of the festival. The process will be captured as camera stills from a bird's eye perspective (again, much like in this image) to create an animation.

In Clearspring's Tea Garden you can also try an authentic tea ceremony, wear a yukata (summer kimono), fold some origami or eat delicious hot food! #plantbased

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