Welcome to our Master Class, where we not only show you how to get the best from Zojirushi products, but also how to use them to bring everyone together with a love for cooking. This month’s recipes are just in time for the holidays and perfect for sharing—let’s cook up some memories this year! Celebrate with a couple of worldly traditions—tamales (a Latin American classic), and ice box cookies (the kind your grandma used to bake).
A holiday dish with roots in Latin American culture, the tamal is cooked in corn husks or banana leaves, like a wrapper. Top with salsa and enjoy!
A generational treat made with dried fruits and nuts. The dough is refrigerated before baking, hence the name “icebox” (before refrigerators were invented).
Make a Recipe Card
There’s something everlasting and endearing about leaving a memory that shows your love of cooking. Write a recipe card, the old school way.
What did you use?
Note the cooking equipment and be specific about your ingredients. Even the way you cut them or prepared them is important, so include everything.
Any secret ingredients?
All dishes are not the same, because they’ll taste different depending on who does the cooking. Do you have an ingredient that makes your dish special?
Share your deliciousness!
Include photos of your recipe of course, and share your creation with everyone. If you used a Zojirushi product, don’t forget to note the model name!
Recipes that pass on from generation to generation are called Legacy Recipes—do you have any that you got from your parents or grandparents? Maybe it’s Dad’s special barbecue sauce or Auntie’s potato salad. Maybe it’s time you started one of your own, that your kids can remember when they’re older. We have some from a Japanese cooking point of view. You can tweak these to your taste, so they can become your own legacy recipe.
Otherwise known as Japanese soup stock, this is the basis for thousands of dishes and can be made in thousands of ways. Experiment and make it your own.
Miso Soup is one of those basic dishes that accompanies almost every Japanese meal—but everyone has a different way of making it. Ingredients are up to you.
If we were to explain what Curry Rice is to Japanese culture, it would probably be like American chili. Every family has their own favorite way to make it, correct?
One of the most celebratory meals a family can have, with so many different ingredients and ways to prepare. A beautiful way to bring everyone to the dinner table.
To throw a twist into your holiday get together this year, make it more memorable by having your guests participate in the actual cooking. It’ll save you some time too! (haha) These are some interesting ways to add a special flavor to the festivities, and you can turn it into a game if you want. Talk about conversation starters and photo opportunities. Don’t they all look fun to make, as well as fun to eat?
Have a hand roll party with friends! They don’t have to look beautiful; they just have to taste good. After everyone makes one, draw names and have someone else sample your creation.
Baking homemade pretzels isn’t the trouble you think it is. Just set the timer to start the dough process ahead of time, and let everyone join in when it’s time to roll the dough. Baking is fun!
Surprise your guests with this warm and spicy tea as a perfect accent to the meal. Lay out the tea bags and cinnamon sticks near your water boiler and your guests can serve themselves.
Making perfect pancake balls is easy with a Takoyaki plate. For a fun snack before dinner, prepare the batter ahead of time and everyone can join in and see who can make the cutest one.
If time is running out on your shopping list, we suggest one of our vacuum insulated food and drink jars and bottles. They are thoughtful, classy, timely and very cool. They’ll make convenient small packages that are easy to bring, easy to hide (if you have a surprise in mind), and easy to wrap (very important). Zojirushi has a full line-up of choices that all use our famous vacuum technology to keep the contents piping hot or icy cold for hours.
Our food jars were made for soup season. Who wouldn’t want a way to bring hot food to work or school? And for summer, you can pack a chilled salad!
Check out our amazing collection of designs, colors and shapes. Don’t think that just because they’re so sleek, they don’t hold a lot of hot coffee or iced tea.
Perfect for the desk jockey, our tumblers will always keep your hot or cold drinks by your side. Just when you’ve forgotten about your coffee, oh wow! It’s still hot!
Zojirushi technology is unmatched in the marketplace. Heat and cold retention is what we stake our name on, so you can be sure you’re always getting the best.
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