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Chef Sugimura’s ‘Tasting Japan’ tour coming to Marion schools


Japanese street food tour to celebrate japanese culture Marion students will learn about Japanese food and culture by third generation Japanese chef John Sugimura. The professionally trained sushi chef will

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be featuring karaage-don fried chicken, a Japanese recipe that is found anywhere in Japan and a local tradition. Chef John will share with students a full Japanese meal that expands their world to include Japan.

Presentations include:

• Lecture and Dumpling Demonstration, Consumer Science Classes: Marion Junior High School, 8:50 a.m. to 9:35 a.m.; Marion High School, 10:25 a.m. to 11:05 a.m.

• Schoolwide Lunch Service: Marion Junior High School, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Dinner Presentation, Board of Education Meeting: District Office Marion Junior High School, 6 p.m.

Karaage-Don is Japanese fried chicken that's juicy, crispy, and bursting with flavor. What makes the fried chicken Japanese is that it usually uses soy sauce and sake when cooking the chicken. Karaage-Don can be found anywhere in Japan. It is found at food stalls, convenience stores, bento shops (lunch box shops), and a menu item that every Japanese person knows is on the menu everywhere.

Marion is the second stop of the “Tasting Japan” tour. This tour will include nearly 20 schools where over 15,000,000 students will have the opportunity to enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine that features Taher's chef-driven commitment.

More than 3,200 pounds of Karaage – Japanese fried chicken, 1,900 plus pounds of Sushi Gohan – traditionally prepared Japanesestyle rice and 500 pounds of Sunomono – Japanesestyle pickled cucumbers will be made from scratch

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