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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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    Title
    Kaiseki
    Subtitle
    The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto?s Kikunoi Restaurant
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yoshihiro Murata, By (author) Masashi Kuma
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 25 mm
    Height: 298 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,306 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9784770030221
    ISBN 10: 4770030223
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    DC22: 641.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WB
    B&T General Subject: 240
    Ingram Subject Code: CW
    Libri: I-CW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14540
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    DC22: 641.5952
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 08
    BISAC V2.8: CKB090000
    B&T Approval Code: A97406020
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CKB048000
    LC classification: TX724.5.J3 M87 2006
    Illustrations note
    160 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha International Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Tokyo
    Author Information
    Yoshihiro Murata is the third generation owner/chef of Kikunoi, a Kyoto-based kaiseki restaurant, with a branch in Tokyo. The work of photographer Masashi Kuma has appeared in numerous publications, including Voce and GQ. This is his first book.
    Review quote
    "If it has ever occured to you, as it has to me lately, how the food of some superstar French and Spanish chefs leads right back to the Japanese tradition of exquisite little plates called kaiseki, this book confirms that idea. Preparing the food beautifully photographed by in the lush KAISEKI by Kyoto restaurateur Yoshihiro Murata is almost beside the point; understanding, and salivating, is." --Newsweek Sumptuous photographs. --Gourmet "A Striking new book on kaiseki cuisine by one of Japans top chefs and restaurateurs. The recipes give insights into the mechanics of a little-understood culinary world." --Financial Times "Visually stunning.... Each dish is a beautiful example of the Japanese cooking art form, Kaiseki." --Kirkus Reviews "It is an art form. Full of a collection of carefully formed recipes and photographs of artfully presented dishes."--The Globalist.com