Japanese Cookbook Author:Aya Kagawa, M.D. This is indeed a valuable volume to foreigners who wish to enjoy Japanese meals or cook Japanese dishes. In giving recipes for 100 Japanese dishes, the author takes pains to tell what materials to use, how to prepare and cook them, what seasonings to add, and exactly what quantities of each item to put in. Then she explains how they are to be se... more »rved and eaten. She introduces foreigners to Japanese kitchen utensils and tells them how to use them. Ways to cut many kinds of fish and vegetables are explained.
Elaborate menus for New Year Celebrations and the Doll's festival are fully explained with illustrations. The main rules of Japanese table etiquette are given. The readers will learn from the book what the common Japanese people eat daily. With numerous illustrations the whole process of preparing sashimi (raw fish), sukiyaki, tempura (deep fried foods), sushi (vinegared rice foods), unagi-domburi (broiled eels on rice), chawan-mushi (custard) and many other dishes as well as various kinds of Japanese pickles are minutely described.« less