Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture

The Japanese Culinary Academy’s Complete Japanese Cuisine

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.

Book Review – Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture

Flavor And Seasoning : Dashi, Umami and Fermented Food

Japanese cuisine is built around flavours and seasonings derived from umami-rich natural ingredients such as miso, dried fish, varieties of seaweed, shiitake mushrooms and many others. Clearly this is a crucial next step to mastering and understanding Japanese cuisine for any chef. This richly illustrated book offers insight, demonstration, instruction and ultimately familiarity with the essence of Japanese food taste and harmony.

Mukoita Cutting Techniques (Fish)

This book covers all the fundamentals of the subject, providing information that’s necessary to understanding the cuisine and its cultural context. It features an introduction to Japanese cutting techniques including its importance to preparing and serving sashimi, its history, hygiene and regulations for using raw ingredients in Japan, and a discussion of Japanese knives.


Mukoita Cutting Techniques

This book covers all the fundamentals of the subject, providing information that’s necessary to understanding the cuisine and its cultural context. It covers filleting, with sections on how to fillet many different kinds of small and long fish as well as shellfish: horse mackerel, sardines, eel, tiger prawns, lobster, crabs, clams and octopus, and more.

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