Secrets of Rice and WaterVIEW EVENT DETAILS
An Introduction to Sake Brewing and Tasting of Sake Paired With Snacks. With Covid-Certificate Only.
In a country otherwise known for automating so many processes, sake brewing is intimately linked to the Japanese identity and remains a task for the Tōji-san, the master brewer who combines craft and an enormous amount know-how. Long lineages of brewers, who pass on ancestral knowledge from father to son over centuries, make sake also a human gateway to the past.
“It's a world of rice, sweat and water and a few more ingredients like the mould, the yeast and the temperature. And enormous amounts of work. Never drink sake lightly.”
On September 9, 2021, Matthieu Zellweger, award-winning photographer, joins us for the fourth time to introduce you to the heritage of sake brewing. The presentation based on his book Secrets of Rice and Water will be followed by a sake tasting, during which Matthieu will surprise us with new sake-food combinations to explore.
About Matthieu Zellweger
Award-winning photographer Matthieu Zellweger grew up in French-speaking Switzerland. His background as a scientist in the field of health and medicine has allowed him to tell stories from a different perspective. As a photographic artist, Matthieu brings a keen eye to the human condition and his poetic insights illuminate the inner landscape of the psyche and make the invisible visible. He has received numerous awards and his cinematic images and essays have been widely published and exhibited on three continents. Matthieu has published two books: Secrets of Rice and Water (2017) and Worlds Beyond (2019). Travelling extensively, he has developed a special interest in Japan’s cultural traditions, particularly the world of sake, which connects the people of Japan with the world of the gods.
18:00 – Doors open
18:30 – Introduction to sake brewing
19:00 – Tasting of four different sake, each selected by Matthieu and paired with a snack
20:30 – End of event
Ticket types and prices:
Individual ticket, regular: CHF 60
Individual ticket, member: CHF 50
Whole table, seating 4 people, regular: CHF 220
Whole table, seating 4 people, member (at least 1 out of 4 people): CHF 200
This event will be accessible with a Covid certificate only. All guests will be asked to present a valid certificate with a QR code before entering the event venue.
You can purchase individual tickets or whole tables (seating four people).
Please note that you’ll be sharing a table with other participants when purchasing individual tickets – a good way to get out of the cave syndrome.
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Löwenbräukunst, 1st floor
For event details visit https://asiasociety.org/switzerland/events/secrets-rice-and-water-3 schwarzescafé Löwenbräukunst, 1st floor Limmatstrasse 270 8005 Zürich (MAP)