F.F.T.

COOKING


In september 92, when I arrived in Japan, I worked in a japanese restaurant. It has been a very good experience (a bit more than 2 years). I gained some knowledge of Japanese cuisine and a little base of the Japanese language. But as I was doing so, I had a dream:

why not teaching occidental cuisine in english!!!

So this is what I have been doing, since February 95. First, not on a full time schedule but with time I could stop teaching english and concentrate on my cooking activities.

I developed a menu: until now, about 250 recipes from different countries around the world excluding Japan, China and Korea. Mostly, they are not too difficult to do.

I had to consider the ingredients problem. Some of the imported ingredients are quite difficult to obtain (we live far from the main centers) so I had to restrain my choices.

Cooking for and with Japanese house-wifes required me to adjust my doing. These adjustments are simple concessions in regards with Japanese taste: cutting down on sugar in desserts, adding some sugar in main dishes or reducing the vinegar quantities, I also had to go easy on the herbs/spice quantities (some have scary tastes for Japanese people).... Servings must also be re-considered (small individual portions are more likely to be appreciated).

I am including, in this Home Page, some of my choices.This list includes the recipes I have experienced with my students and for which I have a Japanese translation, they are in English/Japanese.

Some of them will be presented in this Page on an other bilingual base (English-French). As for the others, they will eventualy be added or if you are interested, just write me a note in my Mail Box and I will send them to you.




Want to know about Cooking ?

STYLE

Class

Francois and the students prepare the food together ; followed by a degustation

Demo (Demonstration)

Francois shows how to prepare the food ; followed by a degustation

Catering

Francois and his assistants prepare the food; most before, some on site

(full meal)

Food

Light for a regular class and for a demo.

Full meal for a catering

Menu

Changes every month and will be adjusted to the requests

(out of over 200 recipes )

Food Talk

Francois will meet with you, bring some samples with the recipes.

Everyone will talk about it

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PLACE

Your Home

If you have a large enough kitchen

Community Center

The easiest way is, for you, to rent a kitchen in your local Community Center.

You can do so for regular or special events as:

Party - Large class - Speech & Demo - Training - Festival - Ect......

In a nice Mountain Environment

Come to Fukuoka Town. François will receive small groups in his kitchen

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For nature lovers there are modern spacious chalets available in Tsukechi

(with a special "hot bath" visit in an "Onsen" in Gero)

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For english students (cram school) we have access to

a very attractive place in a small village: Higashi Shirakawa

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PARTICIPANTS

Small Groups (up to 8)

Friends who like to meet together

- Club groups - High school reunion groups

Large Groups (up to 24.... 4 teams of 6)

Organized classes Community groups School classes

All ages.....

Seniors who want to have a good time

Adults (house keepers or not....)

Adults and children (as young as 3 or 4 years old)

Children (from elementary levels)

English Students

Students from cram schools (Juku)

College or High school students

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PRICES

PLACE

CLASS

DEMO

CATERING*

Francois Kitchen

(Ena-Gun Gifu-Ken)

6 to 8 people

¥ 20,000

¥ 20,000

¥ 30,000

Your Home

6 to 8 people

¥ 30,000

¥ 30,000

¥ 30,000

+ Ingredients

Community Center

1 Team

¥ 30,000

¥ 30,000

¥ 30,000

+ Ingredients

Community Center

2 Teams

¥ 35,000

¥ 35,000

¥ 30,000

+ Ingredients

Community Center

3 Teams

¥ 40,000

¥ 40,000

¥ 30,000

+ Ingredients

Community Center

4 Teams

¥ 45,000

¥ 45,000

¥ 30,000

+ Ingredients

Be Green **

Tsukechi

6 to 8 people

¥ 100,000

¥ 100,000

¥ 130,000

Be Green **

Tsukechi

12 to 16 people

¥ 150,000

¥ 150,000

¥ 200,000

Komorebi Furusato **

Higashi Shirakawa

(for cram school students)

¥ 13,000

per person

¥ 13,000

per person

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CONTACT US

E-MAIL

ADDRESS

TELEPHONE

FAX

CELLULAR

Click Here

or note the address:

francois@takenet.or.jp

F.F.T.

998-2 Tase

Fukuoka-Cho

Ena-Gun

Gifu-Ken

508-0201

0573-72-4326

0573-72-4326

Mrs Misaki Mukai

Manager

090-8867-2800

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PHOTO ALBUM

A - Fukuoka Town and Nakatsugawa City

B- Nagoya & surroundings : Home kitchen's class & Demonstration

C - Travelling away from Gifu Prefecture

D - Peaceful Mountain Environment


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