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Simply Japanese: Modern Cooking for the Healthy Home

Simply Japanese: Modern Cooking for the Healthy Home

Book rating: 04 Hardback

By (author) Yoko Arimoto, Photographs by Fumihiko Watanabe

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  • Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 162 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 260mm x 20mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Tokyo
  • ISBN 10: 4770031025
  • ISBN 13: 9784770031020
  • Illustrations note: 300 Colour and 20 Black and White Pictures
  • Sales rank: 78,526

Product description

For people taking their first step into Japanese cuisine, the book provides a full explanation of the Japanese eating style, from small serving bowls and chopsticks, to the Japanese philosophy of healthy eating. Methods range from simple one-two-three steps, like learning to make your own teriyaki salmon to, for example, the twenty-step detailed process of making tofu from scratch at home. Each finished dish has a beautiful picture, styled by the author using her every-day dishes. The key points of each method are also illustrated in detail with colour pictures, with the author's helpful commentaries and brief tips. There are sections, with texts and pictures, regarding Japanese essential seasonings, home kitchen equipment and cooking techniques. The reader will find here an alternative way for making dashi stock, learn useful supplemental information, etc.

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Author information

After a career as a fashion designer, YOKO ARIMOTO found herself enjoying cooking at home for her three children. She soon started working on food-related magazine articles, which were quickly followed by appearances on television food shows. She also began writing cookbooks, which became bestsellers in Japan. Simply Japanese is her first book to be translated into English. Photographer FUMIHIKO WATANABE has worked on numerous food magazines and cookbooks, including Nobu: The Cookbook, published by Kodansha International, which was nominated for a James Beard Award for photography.

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By John Davis 10 Mar 2011 4

This book is a worthy addition to my library of Asian cooking. Perhaps it is on the simplistic side, but the recipies do work and they are all [at least the ones l have tried] quite delicious. l think the author would do well with her second book [l hope] to be a little more adventurous. Well done.