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Shiga 100 Young Women Farmers Project
After lunch, we gave everyone a Naomi's Farm Supply shirt. Naomi is another amazing women business owner.
Satomi showed us the special fork used to splay the clay earth when hunting for lotus.
Our lotus root bounty
Satomi harvesting taro
The Japanese for taro is satoimo. It shares the same sato that begins Satomi's name, and also happens to be her favorite food. Here, she shows us how to harvest taro.
Eating the lotus
In our third course at Bistro Damontei, we served the lotus root we harvested, tossed with oil and salt and pan seared, atop a porchetta style roasted belly with mustard greens, onion and brown butter sauce, seared cabbage wedges, and smoked and roasted sweet potatoes.