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Presenting more than 70 authentic Japanese recipes, and menu and table presentation suggestions, this work introduces specialist Japanese cooking techniques such as the use of cooking chopsticks, and different knives and styles of chopping. It looks at soup, eggs and tofu, rice and noodles, meat, and vegetables.


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Presenting more than 70 authentic Japanese recipes, and menu and table presentation suggestions, this work introduces specialist Japanese cooking techniques such as the use of cooking chopsticks, and different knives and styles of chopping. It looks at soup, eggs and tofu, rice and noodles, meat, and vegetables.

30 review for Harumi's Japanese Home Cooking

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carmen

    her talk on knives and the important of the right cut sold me right away. the potato salad is simply beautiful. i made it and it was delicious with sweet potato. why i never thought to use whole egg slices is beyond me; i'm obsessed with it now...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Happyreader

    Simple, elegant Japanese recipes. Harumi has such an easy, engaging style and makes Japanese food seem so simple to make. Lots of miso soups and veggies plus a section on bento.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stuart

    Simple and unpretentious, with lots of discussion on the cultural differences in entertaining between Japan and the U.S. Picked up some good recipes.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Toviel

    Most of the recipes in this book are exactly as advertised: simple and easy, with a contemporary twist. Most of the time, they're very tasty to boot! The chicken and pork recipes are especially great for a casual dinner with friends or family. The photographs of the food are gorgeous, and the recipes themselves quite relatively easy to read. However, the few recipes that miss the mark miss it hard. For example, the white chocolate cake turns into a hard, lumpy mess regardless of the chef's every Most of the recipes in this book are exactly as advertised: simple and easy, with a contemporary twist. Most of the time, they're very tasty to boot! The chicken and pork recipes are especially great for a casual dinner with friends or family. The photographs of the food are gorgeous, and the recipes themselves quite relatively easy to read. However, the few recipes that miss the mark miss it hard. For example, the white chocolate cake turns into a hard, lumpy mess regardless of the chef's every effort. These faults might be the result of a simple mistranslation, so it's possible that the original Japanese text is more competent in its material. It's not a very traditional book on Japanese cuisine, but it's very accessible to Western novices. For anyone looking for more advanced fare, this book probably isn't for you. Even so, it's one of my favorite cookbooks of all time, and I heartily recommend it to anyone with a passing interest in Asian cuisine.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Samee

    Sweet Jesus this is a good cookbook. Clearly some testing went into these dishes, because I almost never need to alter quantities; and I guarantee (if you like Asian food) that you will find at least one new favorite dish in here. Kurihara breaks down some of the more complex (to the outsider) aspects of Japanese cooking, and since she knows her way around the kitchen so well, she's able to keep some, simplify others, and ditch a few without negatively affecting the recipes. Plenty of variety Sweet Jesus this is a good cookbook. Clearly some testing went into these dishes, because I almost never need to alter quantities; and I guarantee (if you like Asian food) that you will find at least one new favorite dish in here. Kurihara breaks down some of the more complex (to the outsider) aspects of Japanese cooking, and since she knows her way around the kitchen so well, she's able to keep some, simplify others, and ditch a few without negatively affecting the recipes. Plenty of variety and ingenuity here.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Danielle

    Her notes on the importance of the precise cuts in Japanese cooking made me think I should practice that more, perhaps try to find more material on different methods of food prep. I'm glad not all the recipes in here are "easy" - I get bored of overly simplified everyday fare. Complicated everyday fare is interesting too, ha.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cara

    I guess this was supposed to be Japanese food with a western spin. *Sigh* I don't get it, I don't understand how Harumi Kurihara is so popular. Overrated in my opinion. This book was just as unremarkable as Harumi's Japanese Cooking. This did have a recipe for Gyoza...that wasn't very good. Again, it did have very nice photos, like her previous cookbook. So...That's about it.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I really enjoyed reading this cookbook and look forward to trying out a few of the recipes. The photos are beautiful. Each page is laid out nicely with clear directions and ingredients, which makes it very easy to read and follow. I LOVE that the author included a description of the dishes and personal comments.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tim

    Yesss, I assume this was written off the back of a TV series. If you want to pretend to offer Japanese dishes then this is ideal. If you want to offer proper Japanese dishes then don't bother with this.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    I like this book better than her other book, because this is more humble kind of Japanese cooking. It's still a bit too fusion-y and contemporary for my taste, but still reminiscent of home-cooked meals.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kakanier

    Sehr schönes Buch mit guten Erklärungen. Die Rezepte sind allerdings wirklich davon abhängig, dass man frische Produkte nimmt, wie wir am Lachsburger feststellen konnten. Bin bisher leider noch nicht dazu gekommen, die übrigen Rezepte zu testen.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Bookshop

    Really good, simple recipes for everyday use. The recipes have enough Japanese flavour to be authentic.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Genevieve

    i like the pork

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ambili shyam

    I didn't like it

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sophia

  16. 5 out of 5

    Nita

  17. 4 out of 5

    Poppy

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

  19. 4 out of 5

    Meghan Gallery

  20. 5 out of 5

    erica

  21. 5 out of 5

    Chris

  22. 5 out of 5

    Brookman

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kayla

  24. 5 out of 5

    oriole

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lum Sao Ying

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jinny

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Fetterman

  28. 4 out of 5

    Evie

  29. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

  30. 5 out of 5

    Noriko

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