Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art Hardcover – 17 Feb 2012
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This is the classic work on Japanese cooking here presented in a 25th anniversary hardback edition. It is encyclopaedic in scope with comprehensive explanations of ingredients, equipment and techniques as well as recipes adding up to the acknowledged bible on the subject. The first half is structured as a series of lessons on the basic Japanese cooking methods and the principal types of prepared foods (stocks, sauces, sushi, rice and pickles) whereas the second half presents a collection of recipes from the simple everyday to the sophisticated. If you are serious about Japanese cooking then this is the essential text. --Yes Chef! Magazine
About the Author
SHIZUO TSUJI (1933-1993) was born into a family that operated a
traditional confectionery and graduated from prestigious Waseda University
in Tokyo with a degree in French Literature. He worked first as a reporter
for the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and then in 1960 established the Tsuji
Culinary Institute in Osaka to train professional chefs (now the largest
such school in Japan). After extensive training in Japanese cooking, he
studied the cooking of the greatest chefs in France. The French government
named him Meilleur Ouvrier de France (M. O. F.) in recognition of his
study, mastery, and promotion of French cuisine. He published over thirty
books, including works on gastronomy, music, essays, and translation.
He followed Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art with Practical Japanese Cooking:
Easy and Elegant, a full-colour presentation of some of the most popular
Few writers have written more eloquently about food than M. F. K. FISHER
(1908-1992). Her books include The Art of Eating and The Gastronomical Me,
and she also translated and annotated Brillat-Savarin's Physiology of
YOSHIKI TSUJI was born in Osaka and moved to Edinburgh when he was twelve
years old. He continued his education in the United States, and in 1993
became president of the Tsuji Culinary Institute. Continuing his father
Shizuo Tsuji's work, he enthusiastically researches contemporary currents
in European and American culinary culture to educate professional chefs,
and is dedicated to promoting Japanese food culture overseas as the
vice-president of the Japanese Culinary Academy. He has authored two books;
The Theory of Evolution of Epicurism (Bishoku Shinkaron) and An
Introduction to the Food Industry (Ryori no Shigoto ga Shitai).
RUTH REICHL is the editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine and the author of
the bestsellers Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me With Apples, and Garlic
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The author is well know and respected in Japan and I know some Japanese people also use this as a reference for cooking, even though this is designed for a Western audience as the introduction shows.
The only difficult I find with it is that some stuff is just unavailable in the UK, however there are still plenty of recipes in the book that you can make using items you buy from asian supermarkets.
Excellent book, definetly recommended
The book is laid out very well and the explanations of techniques, ingredients or cultural aspects of the food are detailed but informative, interesting and easy to follow. This book de-mystifies Japanese cooking and keeps it simple as it should be.
The first half of the book covers the basic ingredients, utensils and techniques required for the recipes which follow in part 2. Many techniques are used in multiple dishes, which is why the book is organised in this manner. This half also has an explanation of the Japanese meal from which courses are served, in what order and why, to pointers on manners.
The second half contain the recipes themselves, which are excellent. A number of styles of Japanese cooking are included which would not be familiar to the majority of those who have not lived in Japan.
I am half Japanese so my usual reference for Japanese cooking is my mother but sometimes I even check her advice against this cookbook to see if they agree with each other... they've never contradicted each other so far.
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