“Oishisou!” Anime Sweets Book Talk & Demo

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About the Event

Join food stylist and cookbook author Hadley Sui in conversation with illustrator Monique Narboneta Zosa as they discuss their book “Oishisou!! The Ultimate Anime Dessert Cookbook,” published in June of this year. Featuring over 60 desserts and confections drawn from Japanese animation, the book celebrates food and anime, two gateways to learning about Japanese culture.

Hadley will discuss her pastry background and path to Japanese pastries, as well as her experience creating the book. Monique will share her creative process behind the book’s vibrant and captivating images. Then, Hadley will lead a live demo of two recipes from the book, followed by a Q&A.

Attendees will receive a copy of all demo recipes after the event.

CLICK HERE to order a copy of “Oishisou!! The Ultimate Anime Dessert Cookbook.”

About the Speakers

Hadley-Sui-Author-Photo-scaled.jpgHadley Sui is a Brooklyn-based food stylist, pastry chef, and recipe developer. A gap year spent living with host families and attending high school in Yoshikawa, Japan, resulted in a lifelong love of Japanese culture and prompted her to earn a degree in international studies from the University of Chicago as well as a certificate from that city’s French Pastry School. Her pastry brand, Hadley Go Lucky, has been featured in pop-ups throughout New York City, and she has also appeared as a guest chef for the Japan Arts Foundation’s Tokyo House Party program. Oishisou!! The Ultimate Anime Dessert Cookbook represents the culmination of Hadley’s favorite pastry recipes inspired by both anime and her own experiences in Japan. When outside of the kitchen, Hadley can be found going on hikes with her husband Jackson and pet shiba Yatsuhashi (named after one of Kyoto’s specialty pastries), getting lost in a book, or hunting for treasures at the Union Square Greenmarket. Follow her at @hadleysu

MoNarbonetaZosa_photo.pngMonique “Mo” Narboneta Zosa is an an LA-native graphic designer and illustrator by trade. From selling fan art at anime conventions to her first officially published “doodles” in DC Comics’ Harley’s Little Black Book and emoji-style illustrations and other drawings featured in Street Fighter: The Official Street Food Cookbook, illustration has been an enduring aspect of her decade-long design career.

Oishisou!!: The Ultimate Anime Dessert Cookbook marks Mo’s official debut as a credited illustrator, giving her the opportunity to combine her love of anime, design, and illustration into one delicious publication. Check out more of her work at: monarboneta.com and follow her on Instagram @moloosh.

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November 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free – $20.00
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Japan America Society Of Chicago
(312) 263-3049
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