Cook Japanese with Tamako is a collection of 54 recipes for simple yet tasty Japanese-style meals suitable for the whole family, from soups and salads that can be quickly and easily put together, meat and seafood dishes that are both hearty and comforting, and desserts that will brighten any table. Insightful short stories and heart-warming anecdotes on daily family life accompany the recipes, making this book perfect for anyone looking to go beyond typical Japanese restaurant fare to delve into the heart and soul of Japanese food and family traditions.
Tamako Sakamoto has been a columnist with the Daily Yomiuri (recently renamed the Japanese News) for the past 7 years, delighting readers with her essays on the daily life of her family of six in her cooking column, Taste of Home. Before this, she worked for the Japan Times, writing another cooking column, Family Cooking. A mother of three boys and a girl, Tamako finds inspiration for her column juggling the responsibilities of housework, preparing numerous lunch boxes and cooking dinner for her family including her parents on a daily basis.