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The Japanese Kitchen [Paperback]

Kimiko Barber
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Aug. 27 2007
In her groundbreaking book, Kimiko Barber presents 100 essential ingredients, from the more familiar, such as soba (noodles) and nori (seaweed), to the more unusual umeboshi (pickled plums) and fu (pretty, colored gluten sponge cakes). Through informative prose, beautiful food photography and images of real people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, The Japanese Kitchen tells the full story behind Japanese cuisine and makes it both inviting and accessible to all.

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About the Author

KIMIKO BARBER (U.K.) is the author of Sushi, Taste and Technique; Easy Noodles; and Japanese Pure and Simple.

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As a small child growing up in Japan, I never thought it strange that gohan, the word for 'cooked rice,' also meant 'a meal.' Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book for foodies May 3 2011
By C. J. Thompson TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This is one of the gems in my cookbook library. It is not a typical cookery book as such, although it does contain some 200 recipes. Rather, it is a compendium of articles on 100 basic ingredients in Japanese cuisine all categorized under 14 different headings. Each item is nicely illustrated and accompanied by a useful, detailed explanatory text and each entry includes a couple of recipes using the ingredient in question. In addition, there is a good introductory chapter about Japanese culture and cuisine as well as many beautiful photographs detailing scenes from Japan. Ultimately, it is not a book for the casual cook but it is the sort of publication that all serious foodies will love to browse through.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Japanese cuisine revealed Jan. 10 2005
Format:Hardcover
Not only do you learn about the various ingredients which are indigenous to the country, and essential to their cuisine but it is a trip thoughout the country, through pictures and text to the wonderful sights and aromas of this mysterious land. Familiar foods are prepared in totally different ways, and new ones are there to explore. With the advent of many ethnic food shops and open markets catering to many different cuisines one is now able to put a Japanese dish on your own table. Good reading without cooking as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant introduction to Japanese food Feb. 6 2005
By joey ap simon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The ingredients-led entries in this book make it easy to follow and I was amazed by how simple many of the recipes were. The five that I've made have all worked extremely well and been delicious. The photography is stunning and really brought alive the world that is Japanese cooking. I read about the book in Newsweek and thoroughly agree it's one of the best cookbooks I've found in the US during 2004. Just fab.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book for foodies May 3 2011
By C. J. Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is one of the gems in my cookbook library. It is not a typical cookery book as such, although it does contain some 200 recipes. Rather, it is a compendium of articles on 100 basic ingredients in Japanese cuisine all categorized under 14 different headings. Each item is nicely illustrated and accompanied by a useful, detailed explanatory text and each entry includes a couple of recipes using the ingredient in question. In addition, there is a good introductory chapter about Japanese culture and cuisine as well as many beautiful photographs detailing scenes from Japan. Ultimately, it is not a book for the casual cook but it is the sort of publication that all serious foodies will love to browse through.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Japanese Kitchen Cookbook Jan. 9 2007
By AliMarie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I was thrilled to be able to purchase this book through Amazon. It was out of print in Australia and my father was desperate to have it. The book is the best collection of authentic Japanese recipes we have ever seen.
5.0 out of 5 stars Being newly interested in Japanese cuisine... Dec 29 2009
By tomtom - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I found this book a treasure. The organization is, as the title suggests, around the key ingredients that are essential to Japanese cuisine. The ingredients are grouped in sections such as noodles, vegetables, tofu and related products, fish & shellfish, herbs & spices, etc. Each major ingredient has a page or two with a description, uses, and a recipe or two that highlight that ingredient. These are classic recipes that are basic to Japanese cuisine and serve as a wonderful introduction to the simplicity and beauty of these dishes. The photos are big and brilliant and this book would do as well as a coffee table art book as a kitchen reference. There is also a short section in the beginning that introduces the reader to a brief history of Japan and how the culture has evolved with its cuisine. Taken one recipe at a time, it opens up a whole world that is Japanese cuisine.
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Japanese cuisine revealed Jan. 10 2005
By Marilyn Donoghue - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Not only do you learn about the various ingredients which are indigenous to the country, and essential to their cuisine but it is a trip thoughout the country, through pictures and text to the wonderful sights and aromas of this mysterious land. Familiar foods are prepared in totally different ways, and new ones are there to explore. With the advent of many ethnic food shops and open markets catering to many different cuisines one is now able to put a Japanese dish on your own table. Good reading without cooking as well.
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