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Osaka University & Osaka Gas: Academic Cooking, Vol. 4 -- "FOOD MILEAGE -- Foods that don't stress the Earth"

2011-1-15 (Sat) 2:00 p.m. -

Kaitokudo for the 21st Century and Osaka Gas have held a new type of lecture, the Academic Cooking series consisting of a lecture on a special field and cooking and eating dishes related to that field. The 4th "volume" of lectures will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2011. This lecture will provide participants with a chance to think anew about cooking; in it, parent-child pairs will cook a stew made with ingredients they bring.

MATSUMURA Nobuhiko, associate professor of the Graduate School of Engineering, will give a lecture, focusing on how to choose ingredients and instructions on how to cook stew. Please plan to enjoy cooking and thinking about the ingredients you brought and how you selected them.

What are your criteria for choosing ingredients? Price, safety, freshness, more? Our daily necessities are transported to us from various places. If we think about this, what should we buy and what criteria should we use?

Participants will bring ingredients such as meat or seafood, carrots, potatoes, onions for the class. Plan to enjoy this hands-on activity and learn something at the same time. Enjoy reduced food miles, cooking, and eating with your child.


The Parent-Child Team Cooking Competition -- Food Miles Cooking

Date & Time: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Venue: Osaka Gas Cooking School, Senri (1F north, Senchu Pal, 1-3-14 Shin Senri Higashi Machi, Toyonaka)

Intended for: 12 parent-child pairs (Children: 3rd - 6th graders)

Participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will cook stew (cream stew or tomato stew). Green salad, rolls, and drinks will be served.

Lecturer: MATSUMURA Nobuhiko, Associate professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University


Brief bio of Associate Professor, Matsumura

His specialties are city planning and traffic planning. He also develops hands-on traffic environment learning programs.

Publication: Kotsu Konzatsu no Keizaiteki Bunseki [Economic Analysis of Traffic Congestion] co-authored, Keiso Shogo, 2001, Guidelines for Mobility Management, co-authored, Japan Society of Civil Engineers, 2005

He is a member of municipal governments' deliberative councils, examining meeting, and Shoji Elementary School Fathers' Association.


Tuition fee: 3,000 yen for a parent-child pair (includes tax)

How to apply

To make applications, click here.

Applications are also accepted by phone and at the cooking school from 9:00 a.m. to 17:30 p.m. (excluding Mondays, national holidays, and other specified days). Before making applications, please read the Osaka Gas Cooking School's notice on making applications.

For more detailed information, contact: Osaka Gas Cooking School, Senri, Tel: 06-6871-8561


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