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.
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.
The NEW recipe book that readers are describing as"The Perfect Guide for the Instant Pot!" New updated version as of 9-17-2015 This 228 page cookbook is a MUST HAVE for any Instant Pot Pressure Cooker owner. Use these recipes with any pressure cooker. The Instant Pot pressure cooker is an incredibly versatile cooking appliance. This quick & easy to use guide and recipes book will show you how to make the most out of your pressure cooker! These 101 recipes offer great variety and reliability and are sure fire crowd pleasers. Be careful... you'll have to come up with some new activities to do with all the time you'll be saving when you have mastered your instant pot or any pressure cooker. And anyone who tries your food might think that you've kidnapped a master chef and are holding them hostage. Here are the summary of recipes you will learn how to cook like a pro in this comprehensive pressure cooker cookbook. These pressure cooker recipes are FUN, EASY, and FAST. We've included most of the POPULAR recipes people search for: - Easy to prepare breakfast recipes - Breakfast sandwiches - Yogurt recipes (Vegan Yogurt and Plain Yogurt) - Pressure cooker Chicken recipes - Pressure cooker Beef recipes - Pressure cooker Meatloaf and Pork recipes - Potato recipes (Side dishes, Sweet Potato recipes, etc.) - Pressure cooker Vegetable recipes - Easy & Popular Salad recipes - Rice Recipes (Jeera & Indian Rice) - Quick and easy Soup Recipes (Healthy Soup Recipes, Chicken Soup Recipe, etc.) - Mouthwatering Desserts (Fudge, Pudding, Cake Recipes, etc.) IN THIS PRESSURE COOKER COOKBOOK, YOU WILL FIND: BREAKFAST RECIPES & YOGURT pressure cooker RECIPES - Pressure Cooking Breakfast Recipes and Breakfast Sandwiches - Pressure Cooker Yogurt Recipes MAIN DISH pressure cooker recipes - Pressure cooker Chicken recipes - Pressure cooker Beef recipes - Pressure cooker Meatloaf, Pork recipes, and more! SIDE DISH pressure cooker Recipes - Potato Recipes - Rice Recipes - And more vegetable recipes! SOUP pressure cooker RECIPES - chicken stew and more! Mouthwatering DESSERT pressure cooker RECIPES - Pudding Recipes - Cake Recipes - And more! But this book isn't just about Instant Pot Pressure Cooker recipes. You will also learn: 1. Introduction to the top kinds of pressure cookers (Instant Pot, 6-in-1, and 7-in-1) 2. Different types of Cooking Methods using your pressure cooker. 3. Common pressure cooking times of vegetables for your reference. Utilizing your pressure cooker like a pro can help you save time & you'll realize that it be an incredible cooker for busy families. And those who will try your food will think that you're a professional chef with the help of this cookbook! You won't regret buying the "The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook"!
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.
Author: Naoko Takei Moore
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2015-10-27
A beautiful and lavishly photographed cookbook focused on authentic Japanese clay-pot cooking, showcasing beloved recipes and updates on classics, with background on the origins and history of donabe. Japanese clay pot (donabe) cooking has been refined over centuries into a versatile and simple method for preparing both dramatic and comforting one-pot meals. In Donabe, Tokyo native and cooking school instructor Naoko Takei Moore and chef Kyle Connaughton offer inspiring Japanese home-style recipes such as Sizzling Tofu and Mushrooms in Miso Sauce and Dashi-Rich Shabu-Shabu, as well as California-inspired dishes including Steam-Fried Black Cod with Crisp Potatoes, Leeks, and Walnut-Nori Pesto or Smoked Duck Breast with Creamy Wasabi–Green Onion Dipping Sauce. All are rich in flavor, simple to prepare, and perfect for a communal dining experience with family and friends. Donabe also features recipes from luminary chefs such as David Kinch, Namae Shinobu, and Cortney Burns and Nick Balla, all of whom use donabe in their own kitchens. Collectible, beautiful, and functional, donabe can easily be an essential part of your cooking repetory.
Raised in Tokyo, author Naomi Moriyama first travelled to the West as a college student, and promptly gained 25 pounds eating a typical Western diet. Returning home for the holidays, she found that the weight melted off as she reverted to the healthy diet of her homeland. Healthy and effective, THE JAPAN DIET is based on the traditional Japanese style of eating and is filled with over 40 simple, delicious recipes: satisfying soups, fresh vegetables, delicate grilled fish; mouthwatering meals that will keep you satisfied for longer. And with a 7-day Healthy Eating Plan built on the foundations of the Japanese diet, but based on ready meals, takeaway foods and convienence items from supermarkets, this book is also ideal for those dieters without the time to cook. With clear, practical advice and handy shortcuts, this diet offers a fresh and easy approach to a healthier, slimmer lifestyle.
In Western countries, the Chinese food eaten in restaurants is often a far cry from the dishes prepared and served by the Chinese themselves. This is because the Asian communities that have settled in so-called 'China Towns' around the world, in cities such as New York, San Francisco, London and Paris, have mastered the art of adapting their cuisine to suit local tastes. Added to which, this cuisine is often influenced by other Asian dishes, so much so that food served in one city's China Town may be heavily influenced by Vietnamese dishes whereas in another it may more closely resemble Thai cuisine. In this visually stunning cookbook, author Jean-Francois Mallet, a trained chef and photographer, goes behind the scenes in Chinese communities around the world in order to understand how and why the food changes so much depending on location. As well as intimate portraits of these fascinating communities, this stunning book contains, 100 delicious recipes capturing the essence of China Towns from across the world and their various geographical influences.
Author: James Farrer
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Genre: Social Science
This book provides a framework for understanding the global flows of cuisine both into and out of Asia and describes the development of transnational culinary fields connecting Asia to the broader world. Individual chapters provide historical and ethnographic accounts of the people, places, and activities involved in Asia's culinary globalization.
Author: Katarzyna Joanna Cwiertka
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Release Date: 2006
Over the last decade the popularity of Japanese food in the West has increased immeasurably, contributing to the continuing diversification of Western eating habits; but Japanese cuisine itself has evolved significantly since pre-modern times. This book explores the origins of Japanese cuisine as we know it today, investigating the transformations and developments food culture in Japan has undergone since the late nineteenth century. Among the key factors in the shift in Japanese eating habits were the dietary effects of imperialism, reforms in military catering and home cooking, wartime food management and the rise of urban gastronomy. Japan’s patchwork of diverse regional cuisines became homogenized over time and was replaced by a set of foods and practices with which the majority of Japanese today ardently identify. This book demonstrates that Japanese cuisine as it is currently understood and valued, in spite of certain inevitable historical influences, is primarily a modern invention concocted in the midst of the turbulent events of the late nineteenth and the twentieth centuries. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka is a recognized expert on the subject of Japanese cuisine and its modern history, and this book is a result of more than a decade of research. It also includes a section on the spread of Japanese food and restaurants in Western countries. Modern Japanese Cuisinewill be of interest to the general reader interested in Japanese culture and society, as well as to a more specialized audience, such as scholars of Japan, anthropologists and food historians.
Author: Andreas Niehaus
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Genre: Social Science
This edited collection explores the historical dimensions, cultural practices, socio-economic mechanisms and political agendas that shape the notion of a national cuisine inside and outside of Japan. Japanese food is often perceived as pure, natural, healthy and timeless, and these words not only fuel a hype surrounding Japanese food and lifestyle worldwide, but also a domestic retro-movement that finds health and authenticity in ‘traditional’ ingredients, dishes and foodways. The authors in this volume bring together research from the fields of history, cultural and religious studies, food studies as well as political science and international relations, and aim to shed light on relevant aspects of culinary nationalism in Japan while unearthing the underlying patterns and processes in the construction of food identities.
Author: Elizabeth Andoh
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release Date: 2012-02-28
In 1975,Gourmet magazine published a series on traditional Japanese food —the first of its kind in a major American food magazine — written by a graduate of the prestigious Yanagihara School of classical cuisine in Tokyo. Today, the author of that groundbreaking series, Elizabeth Andoh, is recognized as the leading English-language authority on the subject. She shares her knowledge and passion for the food culture of Japan in WASHOKU, an authoritative, deeply personal tribute to one of the world's most distinctive culinary traditions. Andoh begins by setting forth the ethos of washoku (traditional Japanese food), exploring its nuanced approach to balancing flavor, applying technique, and considering aesthetics hand-in-hand with nutrition. With detailed descriptions of ingredients complemented by stunning full-color photography, the book's comprehensive chapter on the Japanese pantry is practically a book unto itself. The recipes for soups, rice dishes and noodles, meat and poultry, seafood, and desserts are models of clarity and precision, and the rich cultural context and practical notes that Andoh provides help readers master the rhythm and flow of the washoku kitchen. Much more than just a collection of recipes, WASHOKU is a journey through a cuisine that is rich in history and as handsome as it is healthful. Awards2006 IACP Award WinnerReviews“This extensive volume is clearly intended for the cook serious about Japanese food.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune“. . . scholarly, yet inspirational . . . a foodie might just sit back and read for sheer enjoyment and edification.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Peter Jackson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2009-09-15
Genre: Social Science
Approaching family through the lens of food, this book provides a new perspective on the diversity of contemporary family life, challenging received ideas about the decline of the family meal, the individualization of food choice and the relationship between professional advice on healthy eating and the everyday practices of doing family.