Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture (The Japanese Culinary Academys Complete Japanese Cuisine Series)
Hardcover: 216 pages
Publisher: Shuhari (February 1, 2016)
Dimensions: 10.3" x 1.1" x 8.6"
SKU#: 97364INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CUISINE is the first in this definitive multi-volume series. Created by the renowned Japanese Culinary Academy, an organization dedicated to advancing Japanese cuisine throughout the world, the series is authoritative, comprehensive, and wide-ranging in scope. The writing, design, and photography of each volume meet the highest standards. And although the books are targeted primarily to a professional readership, serious amateur chefs will also find them to be an invaluable resource.
The INTRODUCTION offers an overview and all the fundamentals needed to understand the cuisine and its cultural context. Main chapters include Nature and Climate, History and Development, Artistic Awareness, The Essentials, and Dishes for Seasonal Festivals. Here too are discussions of the health benefits of Japanese food; making dashi and other basics like sushi rice; recipes for the dishes featured earlier in the book; and useful tools like a glossary and a conversion chart for measurements.