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The nation’s first “Aji” week in Fukui

Fukui Prefecture is, generally speaking, full of seasonal, fresh and local fish and vegetables. And November is the best month for delicious foodstuffs such as Echizen Crab (a snow crab), Satoimo (a taro) and Shinsoba (made from an early harvested buckwheat).

The prefecture has set a week from the second Sunday to the third Sunday of November as the nation’s first Fukui “Aji” Week for food-related promotions, with the key words of learning, tasting and enjoyment.

For example, the following events will be held all over the prefecture:
(1) Tasting course at elementary and junior high schools
(2) Special lessons by famous chefs at high schools
(3) Nutritious and healthy cooking course for expectant and nursing mothers to learn about nutrition and local food products

There will also be additional dishes of Fukui Delicious and Healthy Foods on the menu at restaurants, school cafeterias and staff dining rooms with low salt, and low calories..

In addition, as the main event of Fukui “Aji” Week, Fukui “Aji” Festival will be held on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday November 18.

Please come and enjoy Fukui, the land of good food; the prefecture is filled with healthy and delicious dishes during the week.

[ Fukui “Aji” Festival ]
Date:Saturday, November 17 to Sunday, November 18, 2012
Time:10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place:Fukuiken Sangyoukaikan
103 Shimorokujyo-cho, Fukui
* Fresh agricultural and fishery market directly from local farmers and fishermen
* Seasonal ingredients: char-broiled dishes
* Festival of Fukui Shin Soba (made from early harvested buckwheat)
* School lunch restaurant (November 17)
* National amateur soba-making competition (November 18)
* High school food education championship (November 18)
* Presentation on food education and local production project for local consumption
* Panel exhibition and etc.

Contact : Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Planning Division,
      Department of Agricultural, Forestry, and Fisheries, Fukui Prefecture
Phone or E-mail +81-776-20-0421