Hoshigaki Class Saturday November 20th 2021
Learn to Make Hoshigaki, a Beautiful Seasonal Tradition
Hoshigaki is an ancient tradition that traveled to California with Japanese immigrants who planted persimmon orchards in the Foothills of the Sierras. It starts with whole ripe Hachiya persimmons, and through a patient process of peeling, hanging, and gentle massaging, yields a succulent delicacy that is a highly valued gift, symbolic of long life and good fortune. This hands-on workshop will teach you how to make your own hoshigaki at home.
WHERE: Santa Barbara, California (Exact address and directions will be provided upon booking)
WHEN: Saturday November 20th, 2 pm to 5 pm.
A box of fresh hachiya hand-picked at our family orchard
A bamboo pole to hang your persimmons
A Kuhn-Rikon peeler
Hands-on instruction on how to peel, hang, and massage your fruit to perfection
After we have successfully peeled the persimmons, we will enjoy tea and seasonal finger foods including Laurence's Lemon Glazed Persimmon Cake
COST: $150 per person
NOTE: In order to protect everyone, we require that all participants be vaccinated against COVID-19.