Mark Your Calendar and Start Saving Your (Soba) Dough


Coming up in November (from the 4th through the 6th) is The Culinary Institute of America’s 13th annual ~WORLDS OF FLAVOR CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL~. And what’s especially exciting about this one is the entire 2010 event will be devoted to Japanese cuisine: it’s titled JAPAN: FLAVORS OF CULTURE—From Sushi and Soba to Kaiseki, A Global Celebration of Tradition, Art & Exchange. There will be more than 50 Japanese chefs (from Michelin-three-starred restaurants to noodle bars) leading conference sessions devoted to mastering Japanese food ingredients, beverages, techniques for flavor development, and more, along with seminars and workshops.

The event is hosted at the CIA’s historic and scenic Napa Valley campus at Greystone, drawing over 700 attending chefs, food professionals, and journalists. Other starring guests include Masaharu Morimoto, David Chang, Thomas Keller, José Andrés, Harold McGee, Ruth Reichl, Elizabeth Andoh (a writer and lecturer specializing in Japanese food and culture), and Harris Salat (a farmer turned journalist). There are still tickets available for foodservice professionals and culinary educators: $1,095 for Advanced Purchase Registration (through August 31st) or $1,295 for General Registration (September 1st-November 1st). Like I said, start saving…

Event Info

Thursday Nov 4, 2010 – Saturday Nov 6, 2010