Shoku-Iku is the way that Japanese people are taught about healthy food. This book reveals the secrets to how the Japanese stay so healthy in easy-to-follow principles so you, too, can learn to eat mindfully, the Shoku-Iku way. Each of the five recipe chapters centers on one cooking method: steaming (or microwaving); grilling; simmering; no-cook; and sushi. The seventy brand-new simple recipes are largely gluten and dairy free; and the clear and graphic illustrated spreads show you how to choose which vegetables, fish or grains to eat in order to optimize your health and help with specific ailments.
This book reveals the secrets to how the Japanese stay so healthy in easy-to-follow principles so you, too, can learn to eat mindfully, the Shoku-Iku way. Each of the five recipe chapters centres on one cooking method: steaming (or microwaving); grilling; simmering; no-cook; and sushi. You don't even need an oven to make the recipes. Learn how to make perfectly steamed sea bream in the microwave and serve with with a light, ultra-savoury dressing, or grill up a satisfying Japanese turkey and tofu burger. Clear and graphic illustrated spreads show you how to choose which vegetables, fish or grains to optimise your health and which can help with specific ailments. Shoku-Iku also means learning how to eat, making time for your meals and serving a spread of dishes to honour your body, even if you are eating alone. With this book, you too can eat like the long-lived Japanese. The recipes are joyful and playful: learn to make dolls or 'cupcakes' from sushi, celebrate a party with a Japanese shabu-shabu, or hot pot, where you and your guests cook your food in a communal pot, or enjoy a 'full Japanese' garden breakfast.
When most of us think of Japanese food, we think of sushi, tempura and sukiyaki. But the actual daily diet of most Japanese is quite different from such restaurant fare and it is that home-cooked diet that has given the Japanese one of the highest life expectancies and the lowest rates of obesity and heart disease in the world.
Suitable for people taking their first step into Japanese cuisine, this book provides explanation of the Japanese eating style, from small serving bowls and chopsticks, to the Japanese philosophy of healthy eating. It illustrates the key points of each method with colour pictures. For people taking their first step into Japanese cuisine, the book provides a full explanation of the Japanese eating style, from small serving bowls and chopsticks, to the Japanese philosophy of healthy eating. Methods range from simple one-two-three steps, like learning to make your own teriyaki
Author: Elizabeth Andoh
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2012-02-28
The celebration of Japan’s vegan and vegetarian traditions begins with kansha—appreciation—an expression of gratitude for nature’s gifts and the efforts and ingenuity of those who transform nature’s bounty into marvelous food. The spirit of kansha, deeply rooted in Buddhist philosophy and practice, encourages all cooks to prepare nutritionally sound and aesthetically satisfying meals that avoid waste, conserve energy, and preserve our natural resources. In these pages, with kansha as credo, Japan culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh offers more than 100 carefully crafted vegan recipes. She has culled classics from shōjin ryōri, or Buddhist temple cuisine (Creamy Sesame Pudding, Glazed Eel Look-Alike); gathered essentials of macrobiotic cooking (Toasted Hand-Pressed Brown Rice with Hijiki, Robust Miso); selected dishes rooted in history (Skillet-Scrambled Tofu with Leafy Greens, Pungent Pickles); and included inventive modern fare (Eggplant Sushi, Tōfu-Tōfu Burgers). Andoh invites you to practice kansha in your own cooking, and she delights in demonstrating how “nothing goes to waste in the kansha kitchen.” In one especially satisfying example, she transforms each part of a single daikon—from the tapered tip to the tuft of greens, including the peels that most cooks would simply compost—into an array of wholesome, flavorful dishes. Decades of living immersed in Japanese culture and years of culinary training have given Andoh a unique platform from which to teach. She shares her deep knowledge of the cuisine in the two-part A Guide to the Kansha Kitchen. In the first section, she explains basic cutting techniques, cooking methods, and equipment that will help you enhance flavor, eliminate waste, and speed meal preparation. In the second, Andoh demystifies ingredients that are staples in Japanese pantries, but may be new to you; they will boost your kitchen repertoire—vegan or omnivore—to new heights. Stunning images by award-winning photographer Leigh Beisch complete Kansha, a pioneering volume sure to inspire as it instructs. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Jonathan Futrell
Publisher: Quadrillion Pub
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Genre: Social Science
Favored by everyone from fashion icons to movie stars, cigar smoking is sexy, and cigar smokers are getting younger! Cigar Cool is a tribute to cigar smoking's return to popularity now that it has caught on with a new generation of enthusiasts. Enormously popular in clubs and bars, cigars have become the new fashion accessory, and the stylish photographs in this book track its new role in society. The book is also a comprehensive guide to the main cigar styles, sizes, and related tools arid accessories.
A feast of sushi, soups, and salads that satisfy and slim! Research shows that the Japanese diet is one of the healthiest in the world. It’s balanced, slimming, and packed with superfoods and protein. Even better for Americans: Just one Japanese meal a day makes a difference. Sushi and the other Japanese recipes included in the book are light, fun, supremely tasty, and extraordinarily healthy. All use traditional ingredients such as miso, wasabi, ?sh, seaweed, and tea, as well as author Makiko Sanu’s “diamond” ingredients: Ginger is used for overall health; nori, for healthy hair; sesame seeds, for a youthful body; and vinegar, for its fat-busting properties. Foolproof directions and gorgeous, inspiring photography make losing weight and staying healthy simple.
Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhism gives a new perspective on contemporary Japanese Zen Buddhism. Ideas, ritual practices, temples and interactions between the clergy, the laity and the institution are investigated as living representations of a unique and yet common Japanese religion.
This is the U.S. Paperback Edition. We all want our children to be healthy and happy, but food - the very thing that should nourish the next generation - has become a battleground for many families, and the source of much confusion and controversy in the media. In this inspiring book, husband-and-wife team Naomi Moriyama - herself born and raised in Japan - and William Doyle examine the evidence that Japanese children enjoy the healthiest lives in the world, distilling the facts into seven practical steps that all parents can take to nurture their child's health. Discover: *How to tweak, rather than overhaul, your family's meals to make them much healthier *Why you should adopt a relaxed attitude and not demonize foods *The importance of repeatedly exposing children to new foods - and how to do it effectively *Why allowing children to serve themselves - and get involved in food preparation - will help them to foster good habits *How to nurture a Japanese-style 'wrap-around' family lifestyle that encourages a lifelong healthy attitude to food and physical activity Packed with guidance from leading health researchers and doctors, comprehensive practical advice and a recipe section of delicious Japanese-style meals! Secrets of the World's Healthiest Children will help you take the necessary steps to guide your child to a long and healthy life. Praise for Secrets of the World's Healthiest Children "This is a great set of principles that are solidly based and yet simple." - Dr. Walter Willett, Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, one of the world's leading nutritionists "A meticulously researched book full of valuable practical advice, Secrets of the World's Healthiest Children deserves a place on every parent's bookshelf." - Dr. Lucy Cooke, Honorary Senior Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University Collage London "A very sensible and encouraging list of "do's" - rather than "don'ts" - that will make for healthy, long living!" - I-Min Lee, MD, ScD, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical SchoolProfessor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Brigham and Women's Hospital "The tips are great." - Professor Carlos A. Monteiro, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of Sao Paulo "These tips will add many years to life - - and life to years!" - Pekka Puska, President, Int. Ass. of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI); Past Director General, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Finland; Past President, World Heart Federation (WHF) "The recommendations are sensible, achievable and evidence-based;rooted in science, intuition, and precedence." - Mark Tremblay, Ph.D., D.Litt. (hons), FACSM, CSEP-CEP, Director, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO), CHEO Research Institute, Professor/Scientist, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Canada, Chair, Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance http://www.naomimoriyama.com
Author: Michael Skey
Release Date: 2017-11-15
Genre: Social Science
This edited collection explores the continuing appeal of nationalism around the world. The authors’ ground-breaking research demonstrates the ways in which national priorities and sensibilities frame an extraordinary array of activities, from classroom discussions and social media posts to global policy-making, as well as identifying the value that can come from feeling part of a national community, especially during times of economic uncertainty and social change. They also note how attachments to nation can often generate powerful emotions, happiness and pride as well as anger and frustration, which can be used to mobilize substantial numbers of people into action. Featuring contributions from leading social scientists across a range of disciplines, including sociology, geography, political science, social psychology, media and cultural studies, the book presents a number of case studies covering a range of countries including Russia, USA, New Zealand, Serbia, Japan and Greece. Everyday Nationhood will appeal to students and scholars of nationalism, globalization and identity across the social sciences as well as those with an interest in understanding the role of nationalism in shaping some of the most pressing political crises- migration, economic protectionism, populism - of the contemporary era.
Author: John Lie
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2009-07-01
Multiethnic Japan challenges the received view of Japanese society as ethnically homogeneous. Employing a wide array of arguments and evidence--historical and comparative, interviews and observations, high literature and popular culture--John Lie recasts modern Japan as a thoroughly multiethnic society. Lie casts light on a wide range of minority groups in modern Japanese society, including the Ainu, Burakumin (descendants of premodern outcasts), Chinese, Koreans, and Okinawans. In so doing, he depicts the trajectory of modern Japanese identity. Surprisingly, Lie argues that the belief in a monoethnic Japan is a post-World War II phenomenon, and he explores the formation of the monoethnic ideology. He also makes a general argument about the nature of national identity, delving into the mechanisms of social classification, signification, and identification.
Exploring a much neglected area, the relationship between food and nationalism, this book examines a number of case studies at various levels of political analysis to show how useful the food and nationalism axis can be in the study of politics.