Courgette Okonomi-yaki

Courgette Okonomi-yaki with baconCourgette Okonomi-yaki

Japanese-style savory pancakes

Okonomi – literally translates as ‘your choice’ and okonomi-yaki is a popular Japanese savory pancake eaten as one-course lunch, snack or light evening meal. They are normally made of finely shredded cabbage mixed with batter and a small amount of toppings like strips of bacon, prawns etc – your choice as the name suggests. This recipe is an adaptation, using courgettes instead of cabbage leaves.

The Chopsticks Diet

The Chopsticks diet

The book looks at losing weight in a different way. We all know that the only way to lose weight is to eat less, but this does not always come to us easily, especially when we are bombarded by a load of rules and requirements as well as lists of excluded foods. This cookbook does not involve calorie counting, refer to a pre-calculated index, exclude some essential food or worse still, limit the selection of foods allowed. There is one basic rule – eat these delicious healthy balanced Japanese foods with chopsticks. Chopstick eating naturally promotes smaller mouthfuls and slows you down.

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YO! Sushi The Japanese Cookbook

YO! Sushi has transformed the concept of Japanese food and created a revolutionary dining experience with conveyor belts filled with a rainbow of coloured plates. They have made sushi fun, cool and accessible to everyone. This cookbook brings YO! Sushi’s delicious dishes to the home and shows just how easy it is to make your own sushi and other Japanese fare.

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Japanese pure and simple

Japanese pure and simple

The book focuses on the importance of nourishment, balance and seasonality in our everyday cooking. The essence of Japanese cuisine is to ‘enhance’ nature’s offerings rather than to ‘change’ them so food is eaten whenever possible, in its natural state. This style of cooking helps to explain why the Japanese have the highest life expectancy in the world with lower cancer rates and heart problems. The book offers over 100 health-giving recipes with modern twists as well as helpful advice on cooking techniques and serving.

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The Japanese Kitchen

The Japanese kitchen

The book is a visually stunning and fascinating insight into the exquisite cuisine of Japan with 100 essential ingredients and 200 accompanying easy to follow tried-and-tested reliable recipes. It explains the full story of the Japanese kitchen, including history, taste, culinary uses and health benefits, while dispelling the myth that Japanese cooking is difficult. It is elegant and beautifully illustrated and the winner of an International Association of Culinary Professionals’ award for design.

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Easy noodles

Easy noodles

A handy brilliantly illustrated book on delicious Asian noodles. Noodles are the fast food of Asia – easy, quick, instantly satisfying and wholesome. The book takes you to a culinary journey through China, Japan and other South-East Asian countries. Plus, the book is a directory of noodles and special tips on preparation and cooking.  This book is a must for the cook short on time, but with a passion for great tastes and flavours.

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Sushi taste and technique

Sushi taste and technique

The most definitive and contemporary guide for sushi lovers and adventurous cooks to make sushi at home with minimal effort. It explains the preparation of authentic ingredients and sets out the techniques for assembling traditional, vegetarian and fusion sushi in unrivalled photographs. For those more interested in the eating, there are also essential tips on sushi etiquette. The book won the Bronze Award in Best Food Book category in Jacob’s Creek World Food Media Awards in 2002

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