Japanese Home Cooking

Japanese Home Cooking

Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors

Book - 2019
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Using high-quality, seasonal ingredients in simple preparations, Sonoko Sakai offers recipes with a gentle voice and a passion for authentic Japanese cooking. Beginning with the pantry, the flavors of this cuisine are explored alongside fundamental recipes, such as dashi and pickles, and traditional techniques, like making noodles and properly cooking rice. Use these building blocks to cook an abundance of everyday recipes with dishes like Grilled Onigiri (rice balls) and Japanese Chicken Curry.

From there, the book expands into an exploration of dishes organized by breakfast; vegetables and grains; meat; fish; noodles, dumplings, and savory pancakes; and sweets and beverages. With classic dishes like Kenchin-jiru (Hearty Vegetable Soup with Sobagaki Buckwheat Dumplings), Temaki Zushi (Sushi Hand Rolls), and Oden (Vegetable, Seafood, and Meat Hot Pot) to more inventive dishes like Mochi Waffles with Tatsuta (Fried Chicken) and Maple Yuzu Kosho, First Garden Soba Salad with Lemon-White Miso Vinaigrette, and Amazake (Fermented Rice Drink) Ice Pops with Pickled Cherry Blossoms this is a rich guide to Japanese home cooking. Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Poon, the book also includes stories of food purveyors in California and Japan. This is a generous and authoritative book that will appeal to home cooks of all levels.
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : Roost Books, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781611806168
Characteristics: 286 pages :,colour illustrations, portraits (some colour) ;,26 cm.


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IndyPL_MarianneK Aug 18, 2019

This is a lovely cookbook that reads like great non-fiction. Though the recipes are not new to anyone already familiar with Japanese cuisine, this is still very enjoyable. Every section has an introduction to that aspect of Japanese cuisine, its history, tradition, and significance. She also does a wonderful job of making "traditional" ingredients accessible for this side of the world. There is a lot of love and reverence in this book.

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