Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

  • Publisher Phaidon
  • Genre Food
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Demystifying one of the world’s oldest and most revered culinary cultures, Japan: The Cookbook is an accessible and definitive collection of over 400 recipes of traditional and authentic home cooking Japanese dishes. Three years in the making, the book has been painstakingly written and researched by Nancy Singleton Hachisu, an American author who lives, cooks and writes in rural Japan which has been home for the past thirty years.

Hachisu delves into the intricate and almost mystical world of Japanese cooking and explores every part of its cuisine through an in-depth introduction and history of Japanese food culture, followed by an exhaustive array of recipes for soups, noodles, pickles, one-pots, sweets and vegetable dishes. She has painstakingly taken traditional material gathered from gifted home cooks and translated, tested and adapted the recipes for a modern palate yet keeping the heart and integrity of the dish.

Nancy Singleton Hachisu is a native Californian who came to Japan in 1988. She lives with her Japanese farmer husband in an 85-year-old traditional farmhouse in rural Saitama. Hachisu led the Slow Food convivium for more than a decade and is active in the local food movement all over Japan.

PUBLISHED: April 2018

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