Reiko Hashimoto explores the benefits of the Japanese diet - slim physique, stable blood sugar, increased joint flexibility and a longer lifespan - and provides an insight into key Japanese fresh and store cupboard essentials.
Debunking the myths surrounding the complexity and accessibility of Japanese food, the 100 recipes included here are constructed with easy to follow instructions and vary from basics to technically complex, perfect for all those wishing to perfect the art of Japanese home cooking. Beautiful photography from Jodi Hinds complements Reiko's recipes and introductions.
With Japanese food so enjoyed in restaurants across the country this is the perfect book for home cooks.
Reiko Hashimoto was born and grew up in Kyoto, Japan and counts herself as fortunate to have had a mother who cooked fresh food for every meal, every day. In simple moments such as watching her mother grating dried fish into bonito flakes for dashi stock, and having become used to cooking with an abundance of fresh vegetables which changed with the seasons, Reiko's dedication to authentic Japanese flavours was born. Twelve years ago, after travelling the world and becoming educated in international cuisine, Reiko settled in London and opened her cookery school, Hashi Cooking. Here she teaches Japanese cooking to students from amateurs to chefs of the Cordon Bleu, teaching beautiful, traditional and healthy dishes while debunking the myths surrounding Japanese cooking as complex and mysterious. hashicooking.co.uk / @hashicooking
Preface Introduction: Cook Japan, Stay Slim, Live Longer Equipment and utensils Storecupboard ingredients Fresh ingredients Basics Vegetables Fish Poultry Meat Tofu Rice Noodles Seaweed Sweets Index