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Netflix Watch Party with Just One Cookbook!

Updated: Jun 8, 2020

Sunday, May 17, 2020

3:00 pm ~ 4:00 pm CST

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our lives in nearly every sense — from how we think and communicate, to our daily routines and work habits. But through these challenges, many of us have rediscovered the joy and satisfaction of cooking at home using minimal ingredients.

On Sunday, May 17, at 3 PM CST, we invite you to join JETAA Chicago for a virtual Netflix Watch Party. We will watch Episode 1 of the Netflix series, “Midnight Diner,” about a chef whose late night diner attracts an array of interesting characters every night in the early hours of the morning, while the rest of Tokyo sleeps.

Joining us will be Seimi Rurup, social media coordinator of the Japanese cooking website Just One Cookbook. Seimi grew up in New Jersey and is heavily influenced by Japanese, Korean, and Italian cooking. She will share general cooking tips and discuss different ways to make the main dish featured in Episode 1 of Midnight Diner (“Tan-men” タンメン).

Participants also will receive a PDF of cooking tips curated by JETAA Chicago Philanthropy Coordinator Sheila Burt, with input from her brother, Robert Burt. Robert has nearly two decades of experience in the food industry and is a certified sommelier and cheese expert.

After signing up, participants will be emailed the PDF and receive a Netflix Watch Party link on the day of the event. The event is free and open to both JETAA alumni and Friends of JET, but participants must have a Netflix account and download the Netflix Party Google Chrome extension prior to the event.

Introductions will start promptly at 3:00pm with an aim for the show to start at 3:15pm. After the show, a Q&A session will begin around 3:45pm.

Questions? Contact us at

* Photo from Just One Cookbook's recipe for Tan-Men

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