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Old 08-29-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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Japanese cuisine

Hi i was wondering if there was a book which explained the ins and out of japanese cuisine to a novice , as i would like to explore this cuisine .

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Old 08-29-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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I have one called "Japanese Cooking" by Emi Kazuko. The publisher is Hermes House. I found it at Borders, but I'll bet you can find it on Amazon.
It gives some history, a farily detailed description of tools and techniques, ingredients, usage, and of course, recipes. I love it.
I'm sure there are others, though. That's just the one I have.

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Old 08-29-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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I second the above recommendation. FABULOUS book!!!!
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:19 PM   #4
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From one who spends half my life in a Barnes & Noble and the other half in a kitchen (not really, but it seems like it!) - I recommend:

Quick & Easy Japanese Cuisine for Everyone - Yukiko Moriyama
Copyright 2002 $US 11.95 120 pages
Full color glossy photos with step-by-step instructions of typical Japanese fare, and very educational information about useful kitchen skills - knife skills, choosing Japanese utensils, cooking charts for all manners of rice, typical Japanese ingedient reference, etc.
Excellent for beginners and intermediate cooks.

Amazon.com: Quick & Easy Japanese Cuisine for Everyone (9784889960938): Yukiko Moriyama: Books

I use this one and a companion book on Chinese Cooking.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:19 PM   #5
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I have and like Japanese Homestyle Cooking by Tokiko Suzuki.
My blog http://jamesstrange.com/
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:14 AM   #6
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Japanese food is very nice. I'm still learning. So far have only learned sushi and teriyaki chicken. Hope to make vegetable tempura and yakitori. Thanks for recommending the books.

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