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    Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto?s Kikunoi Restaurant (Hardback) By (author) Yoshihiro Murata, By (author) Masashi Kuma


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    DescriptionKaiseki is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, and chef Murata's "Kaiseki" is at once a cookbook and a work of art. This sumptuously illustrated volume features - in seasonal format - the style of cooking that began as tea ceremony accompaniment and developed into the highest form of Japanese cuisine. Kaiseki celebrates the natural ingredients of each season with a spectacular presentations. After a front section explaining the history and the components of kaiseki cuisine, Yoshihiro Murata, the third generation owner/chef of Kyoto's famed Kikunoi restaurant, introduces the establishment's menu. With candidness and insight, he shares his thoughts on ingredients, preparation methods and the philosophy behind his dishes. He explains how the cuisine has changed over the years - and continues to do so. He even explains how some dishes evolved as he searched for the proper combination of ingredients.

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