Stumbled upon the Japanese Culinary Center in NY during my walks from Grand Central to classes at the Japan Society.  It looks really interesting.  A quote from their website gives a pretty good overview:

“Your One Stop Shop to the Flavors of Japan… to bring an extensive collection of culinary items from the world of Japanese cuisine to New York City.”

View of the Center from their gallery on

Their list of offers covers the gamut of Japanese Life’s Sweet Essential #1 – Food.

  • Japanese Professional Knives
  • Ceramic Ware and Pottery
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Japanese Foods & Ingredients
  • Kitchen Disposable Items
  • Uniforms for Restaurant Use
  • Custom Made Professional Tools
  • Cooking Books
  • Sake Tasting Seminars (oh yes!)
  • Cooking Classes (sign me up)

I have to give them very low marks for their website, it really is dreadful.  But having walked past their extraordinary window displays for the past few months I am going to let that slide.  So I’ve signed up for their emails in the hopes to checkout their upcoming sake tastings and cooking classes.  Will keep you posted.

Sweet Dreams, Sheri