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From the Source - Japan

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Lonely Planet from the Source

by Lonely Planet
Hardback
Publication Date: 07/09/2016
4/5 Rating 1 Reviews
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Lonely Planet presents Japan's most authentic dishes direct from the kitchens where they were perfected.

From street-food vendors to Michelin-starred chefs, Japan's best local cooks share their passion for food and 60 of their region's classic recipes from steaming soups and silky ramen noodles to fresh, hand-rolled sushi.

Recipes include:

  • Takoyaki - octopus balls
  • Sukiyaki - soy-simmered beef
  • Okonomiyaki - savoury pancakes
  • Torinabe - Chicken and vegetable hotpot
  • Iwashi sushi - Sardine sushi
  • Tonkatsu - deep-fried breaded pork cutlet
  • Teppo-jiru - miso soup with crab
  • Soki soba - Okinawan pork rib ramen with a pork broth
  • And more

It would be easy to assume that Japanese cuisine is all about the food itself. But no. Or at least, it's not only about the food. The cuisine of this teeming archipelago of 3000 islands is a living part of its culture.

In Japan, it's believed that food should be devoured with all five senses: not just smell, taste and sight, but also touch (the texture of the ingredients, the smooth warmth of bamboo chopsticks), and even sound (a high-end ryotei is oddly quiet, the better to appreciate the experience of eating).

Any Japanese meal - from a simple home-cooked fare to the most structured, formal kaiseki - aims to blend each of these elements for balance and nutrition. Unsurprisingly, this provides myriad benefits for our health, as does the act of lingering over our food and cherishing each mouthful with all our senses - the latter has been proven to aid digestion and portion control. It's clear that meals taken the traditional Japanese way are good for us. That they are such a pleasure to consume, too? Well, that's just a happy coincidence.

With sumptuous, original photography and inside stories and tips from Japan's best local cooks of the history, legend, emotion, and process behind each recipe, From the Source - Japan represents global food at its most thrilling. The perfect book for foodies and travel enthusiasts alike

Also check out:

  • From the Source - Spain
  • From the Source - Italy
  • From the Source - Thailand

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ISBN:
9781760342982
9781760342982
Category:
Travel & holiday
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
07-09-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Global Limited
Country of origin:
Ireland
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
240x185x23mm
Weight:
1.02kg
Lonely Planet

Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community.

Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating

4 / 5 (1 Ratings)
  • Very handy collection of recipes

    by on

    Nice collection of simple Japanese recipes - from the well known to the less known (outside of Japan). The recipes are divided up into the regions of Japan from where the particular version of the recipe is from. Would recommend this book, as well as the "From the Source - Thailand" book.