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Japanese Cooking (Conran Octopus Cookery)


Japanese Cooking (Conran Octopus Cookery)

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    Available in PDF Format | Japanese Cooking (Conran Octopus Cookery).pdf | English
    Harumi Kurihara(Author)
Learn how to prepare more than 70 authentic Japanese recipes for fish and seafood, meat, rice, tofu, sushi, noodles, soup, vegetables, desserts and drinks. With suggestions for complete meals, a glossary of ingredients and their western alternatives, and lists of suppliers, Harumi demystifies modern Japanese cooking. Illustrated throughout with superb photographs of dishes, preparation steps, tableware and presentation ideas, Harumi's Japanese Cooking gives a popular insight into the way meals are eaten in Japan today. Drawing on traditional elements, the recipes embrace simplicity and elegance, combining authentic Japanese cuisine with contemporary tastes.With more than 100 recipes for fish and seafood, meat, rice, tofu, sushi, noodles, soup, vegetables, desserts and drinks, Harumi's Japanese Cooking provides a broad selection of mouthwatering recipes. Helpfully, she also suggests which recipes combine well for meals. A glossary of ingredients and their western alternatives, plus useful lists of suppliers complete the book, making it today's most comprehensive introduction to modern Japanese food.

Winner of Best Cookery Book at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2004Hardback has sold more than 25,000 copies in UK aloneMore than 70 recipes for fish and seafood, meat, rice, tofu, sushi, noodles, soup, vegetables, desserts, drinks and bento (lunch boxes).

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Book details

  • PDF | 160 pages
  • Harumi Kurihara(Author)
  • Conran; 01 edition (15 May 2008)
  • English
  • 9
  • Food & Drink
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  • By TigressLea on 3 November 2011

    This book is for people who like healthy and delicous food, especially if you like the typically Japanese taste of meals, which takes little time to prepare.There's a lot of soya sauce, tofu and kombu soup base in the recipes so if you don't like those you'd better buy Jamie Olliver or something.This is a modern Japanese cuisine, so if you want some old-Japan recipes which take hours to make with only wooden utensils stay clear away from Harumi. She's all about efficiency and sensibility, microwaves and rice cookers when possible.She always offers western substitutes to Japanese ingredients difficult to find outside her home country so you don't have to travel far or spend a lot to enjoy her recipes.I absolutely love it!

  • By Lily on 3 October 2013

    I just bought this book because, my neighbour made me some delicious recipe out of it and when she showed me the book I saw lots of very tasty looking recipes so I ordered the book right away.... Received it and guess what... ?! It was a totally different book... !!!It now turns out that there are two editions (the first one in 2004 which is this one and the second in 2006) I find it very very naughty (and stupid!) of the editors to do a reedition that is sooo different without mentioning it!There are literally hardly any recipes the same and of course the delicious recipe my neighbour made is not in this edition nor are some others that I had spotted!The 2006 edition is also for sale on Amazon but the cheapest is over £70... so too much for me ;-((

  • By Guest on 21 January 2005

    Being a novice of Japanese cooking I decided that I would need a book that would offer simple recipes and background to Japanese cuisine. So I plumped for this book and was extremely happy when I first opened the book and skimmed through the pages.Harumi Kurihara is very much like our own Delia; her food is basic to the Japanese person like a roast dinner is to us. But to us Japanese cooking is very new and exciting so we need an author that can give us the basics of Japanese cooking. She explains the various ingredients very well and there are some ingredients that are used throughout her dishes, these are namely mirin and dashi. I have had difficulty in finding mirin and the creation of dashi might be too difficult for basic cooks, but she sometimes give alternatives. She includes at the back of the book a list of Japanese food related shops in the UK which is helpful to a certain extent.The book is beautifully laid out into sections which are as follows: - Appetisers, Soups and Noodles, Rice, Tofu, Seafood, Chicken and Egg, Beef and Pork, Sushi, Vegetables and Desserts. Plus you have a small section on how to use the book and a small glossary.There are many mouth watering pictures in this book which makes it delightful to look through. With each recipe there is an accompanying picture so you have an idea of what it is supposed to look like. In my view it is always hard to try and make the food that is created look anything like the pictures in the book. But then again it is like this for most recipe books.The Tofu section deserves a mention as she highlights seven dishes which are creative and awe inspiring for people like me who has hardly ever used Tofu. The Sushi section also deserves a mention as the pages look gorgeous, with the several different types of sushi you can make. Also the suggested toppings that you can add make this sushi section really handy.This book is an excellent start for anybody wanting to cook Japanese food. It would have been nice to have included a section on food that is eaten at special occasions such as the Japanese New Year. But overall it is a great book that will allow you to gain access to the world of Japanese food. I urge you if you are looking for a Japanese cook book to buy this one!

  • By dh on 20 October 2011

    This book is fantastic, particularly for a novice of Japanese cooking. The book itself is so nicely presented, and very much in the Japanese style of simplicity. I have made a few dishes from the book and have found the recipes easy to follow, and the ingredients have been fairly easy to source, particularly with world foods becoming more readily available in supermarkets. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in Japanese cooking or looking to try some different dishes as it does not disappoint!

  • By fudenden on 25 June 2011

    This book has been a fantastic gift to all my friends. Most ingredients are available in some forms maybe dried, bottled or frozen at Asian /Japanese supermarkets in the UK. Not all but some alternative ingredients are suggested in the book as well. Harumi's cooking books contain simple yet tasty Japanese foods which have been very popular at events parties and functions. Photographs show accurately what they will look like and all are achievable, instructions and explanations are easily followed.

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