Japanese Style Plant-Based Cooking: Amazing Vegan Recipes from Japan's Leading Macrobiotic Chef and Food Writer

ISBN: 9784805317457
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Publisher,Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date,
Format, Hardcover
Weight, 789 g
No. of Pages, 112

"[Kano's] preparations [are] simple, even humble, yet exquisite and explosively flavorful." —Mark Bittman, The New York Times

"In the Japanese culinary world, particular respect is given those who manage to transform humble foodstuffs into magnificent meals. Yumiko Kano, the chef and owner of restaurant Sen, earns high marks for her skill and ingenuity in this regard." —Elizabeth Andoh, The New York Times

Yumiko Kano is one of Japan's best-known macrobiotic chefs and food writers. She has devoted her life to celebrating the flavor, versatility and nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet. This book is the latest in a series of over 30 cookbooks featuring her "no meat, no eggs, no dairy, no sugar" recipes—and the first to appear in English! Kano's recipes have previously been featured in the 
New York Times and many other Western publications.

In this book, she shares 80 delicious, easy-to-make plant-based recipes, illustrated with mouthwatering photographs, including:
  • Sweet Potatoes in Spicy Sichuan Sauce
  • Miso-Stuffed Baked Tomatoes
  • Herb-Roasted Daikon Radish
  • Mini Broccoli Burgers with Spicy Tomato Sauce
  • Traditional Kyoto-style Eggplant Pickles
  • Creamy Yoghurt Soup with Fermented Cucumber Pickles

Kano's recipes turn everyday vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, cabbage, zucchini and potatoes into culinary delights through the use of traditional fermented Japanese ingredients like soy sauce, miso, sake and mirin.

She includes a chapter devoted entirely to pickling and fermenting vegetables, with explanations of the equipment and processes used, along with 20 easy-to-make pickling recipes. In addition, she provides many valuable tips on traditional Japanese cooking methods including boiling, sauteing and grilling.

This is a landmark reference that every vegan and vegetarian cook will want to have on their shelf!


About the Author

Yumiko Kano has published over 30 books on plant-based cooking in her native Japan. She is well-known in the West and has been featured in food and restaurant review columns in the New York Times. Born into a farming family, she always loved natural foods which has led her to a lifelong study of vegan and vegetarian cuisine. From 2000 to 2012, she cooked vegetarian Kaiseki cuisine at her award-winning restaurant Sen in Tokyo. Now, in addition to her writing, she teaches cooking classes all over Japan.

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