Following the international bestseller Harumi's "Japanese Cooking", Harumi's second book "Japanese Home Cooking" presents more than 70 new authentic Japanese recipes, and menu and table presentation suggestions. Harumi introduces specialist Japanese cooking techniques such as the use of cooking chopsticks, different knives and styles of chopping, as well as explaining how to plan and present a traditional Japanese menu and table. Chapters include soup, eggs and tofu, rice and noodles, meat, fish, vegetables, desserts and drinks, bento (lunch boxes) and menu planning. Throughout the book, Harumi's Hints offer tips and helpful suggestions and alternative Western ingredients are suggested in place of hard-to-find specialist Japanese products, without compromising on taste or results. A glossary of ingredients and useful lists of suppliers complete the book. Harumi's "Japanese Home Cooking" gives a popular insight into the way meals are eaten in Japan today. The recipes embrace simplicity and elegance, and combine authentic Japanese cuisine with contemporary tastes. It is illustrated throughout with superb photographs of dishes, preparation steps, tableware and presentation ideas.