$55 – $100

OurCookQuest Workshops: Koji + Miso Making and Applications

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Commonwealth Market & Restaurant

11 Broad Canal Way

Cambridge, MA 02142

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We welcome you to join us for another umami packed double session workshop to share ideas to make your food more delicious.

For the morning session, guests will learn the straightforward process of making basic rice koji using aspergillus oryzae (koji-kin) spores. We will cover incubator options and show you how to build two simple setups, one with an immersion circulator and the other with a cooler and inexpensive aquarium components. The subject of making koji with a variety of grains will be discussed. We will also demonstrate fundamental short term applications like: quick marinades, pickling and sweet porridges respectively known as shio koji, bettarazuke and amazake.

The afternoon session will cover applications on how to leverage the depth of delicious pastes like miso and gochujang to enhance your cooking with very little change to basic techniques. We will demonstrate infusing homemade pasta, Alfredo sauce, crudo/ceviche and quick caramel sauce. At the end, you will learn how to apply the method of making miso with readily available ingredients to make your own to take home.

Tastings of selected makes & applications will be provided throughout.

The ticketing options allow you to either join us for the whole day or choose the specific session you fancy. Be aware that there's a discount for doing both sessions. Any option provides a koji inspired lunch.

The Schedule

  • 10:30 - 11:00 ~ Settling In and Introductions
  • 11:00 - 12:00 ~ How to Make Koji and Applications
  • 12:00 - 12:45 ~ Inspired Lunch
  • 12:45 - 03:00 ~ Miso Making and Applications

The Lunch

  • Local Spice Tea
  • Umami French Dip (Vegetarian Option Available)
  • Grain & Root Vegetable Salad


These pop-up workshops are stepping stones to building a food community. OurCookQuest is an initiative to provide a welcome environment for cooks of all experience levels to learn, share knowledge and exchange ideas. A collaboration that benefits everyone who enjoys food and cooking. If you're interested in future workshops and supporting our effort, please connect with us.


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11 Broad Canal Way

Cambridge, MA 02142

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