NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS.
Her kitchen stories and recipes have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Saveur and Zester Daily. Sakai's cookbook, The Poetical Pursuit of Food, Japanese Recipes for American Cooks (Potter) is about the season-to-season days spent in her grandmother's kitchen in Japan. Sakai is founder of Common Grains, a cultural and educational project dedicated to providing people in the world with a deeper understanding and appreciation for Japanese food and culture. One of Common Grains' missions is to showcase the everyday importance of grains within a healthy lifestyle. Sakai is working to develop a community grain hub in Southern California with a grant from Anson Mills. Sakai lives with her husband in Los Angeles. Their son, Sakae and his wife Binah live in Seattle.