Let's Cook Japanese Food!
Everyday Recipes for Home CookingBook - 2007
"Yum!" thought Amy Kaneko when she tasted the Japanese home cooking she'd married into. Even better, turned out it uses easy-to-find ingredients, and she couldn't believe how simple the techniques are for food this delicious. This terrific cookbook showcases 70 of Amy's favorite recipes, including Tonkatsu (crispy pork cutlets in a tangy sauce) and Onigiri (cute little rice balls stuffed with salmon). A glossary describes the more unusual ingredients and a source list makes it a snap to find and use Japanese specialties such as daikon, miso, and wasabi. It's tasty, it's practical, it's a wow with family and friends soLet's Cook Japanese Food! Amy Kaneko explodes the myth that Japanese food is difficult to cook at home with this collection of modern, practical and easy-to-cook recipes. The recipes are very child friendly, with lots of mild sauces, rice and noodles. When Amy Kaneko married into a Japanese family, she wanted to learn to cook her husband's favorite foods, but she was nervous about the strange ingredients and difficult techniques. To her surprise, her notions about Japanese food (the portions are tiny; everything is made with raw fish; the dishes are all too complicated for everyday cooking) were all wrong. With the help of her new in-laws, she found herself making Tonkatsu, crispy pork cutlets in a tangy sauce; Horenso no Goma Ae, lightly cooked spinach with a sweet/savoury sesame dressing; and Onigiri, cute little rice balls stuffed with salmon. Not only were these beyond yummy, they were simple to prepare, and what the average Japanese housewife cooks at home for her family. And now you can too, along with a host of other delicious dishes. There's even something here for the kids: classic ricebowls, noodle dishes, and gyoza (pan-fried dumplings) have been tested by Amy's two toddlers. Clear descriptions in the glossary and a source list make it easy to find and use Japanese specialties like daikon, miso, and wasabi.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2007.
Branch Call Number: 641.5952 KA
Characteristics: 167 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 23 cm.