cookbook

  • A DIY approach to Japanese fermentation

    January 1, 2024 by Akiko Minaga, Nichi Bei News

    A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO JAPANESE FERMENTATION: HEALTHY HOME-STYLE RECIPES USING SHIO KOJI, AMAZAKE, BROWN RICE MISO, NUKAZUKE PICKLES & MUCH MORE! By Hiroko Shirasaki (North Clarendon, Vt., Tuttle Publishing, 2022, […] READ MORE

  • Elevated izakaya recipes

    January 1, 2024 by Akiko Minaga, Nichi Bei News

    he "Rintaro" book cover includes an octopus and the word "Rintaro."

    RINTARO: JAPANESE FOOD FROM AN IZAKAYA IN CALIFORNIA ​​By Sylvan Mishima Brackett (San Francisco: Hardie Grant, 2023, 304 pp, $40, hardcover) With his new book, Sylvan Mishima Brackett, the chef-owner […] READ MORE

  • Vegetarian recipes to invigorate your cooking

    July 20, 2023 by Nichi Bei News

    Japan: The Vegetarian Cookbook By Nancy Singleton Hachisu (New York: Phaidon, 2023, 368 pp, $54.95, hard cover) Nancy Singleton Hachisu is back with a vegetarian companion to her first book, […] READ MORE

  • Up your noodle game

    July 20, 2023 by Nichi Bei News

    The Ultimate Japanese Noodles Cookbook By Masahiro Kasahara (North Clarendon, Vt.: Tuttle Publishing, 2022, 96 pp., $15.99, hard cover) When people think about Japanese noodles, they will likely be thinking […] READ MORE

  • Pass the pickles

    July 20, 2023 by Nichi Bei News

    Cooking with Japanese Pickles: 97 Quick, Classic and Seasonal Recipes By Takako Yokoyama (North Clarendon, Vt.: Tuttle Publishing, 2022, 112 pp., $17.99, hard cover) Japanese pickles go far beyond the […] READ MORE

  • Fast and tasty eats

    July 20, 2023 by Nichi Bei News

    RecipeTin Eats Dinner By Nagi Maehashi (Woodstock, VT: Countryman Press, 2023, 376 pp., $35, hard cover) Nagi Maehashi is the creator of RecipeTin Eats, a Website that took off internationally […] READ MORE

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    More than miso soup

    July 21, 2022 by Nichi Bei News

    JAPANESE SOUPS: 66 NOURISHING BROTHS, STEWS AND HOTPOTS By Keiko Iwasaki (North Clarendon, Vt.: Tuttle Publishing, 2021, 128 pp., $16.99, hard cover) When asked to name or identify a Japanese […] READ MORE

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    Bento-making 101

    July 21, 2022 by Nichi Bei News

    Ultimate Bento: Healthy, Delicious and Affordable 85 Mix-and-Match Bento Box Recipes By Marc Matsumoto and Maki Ogawa (North Clarendon, Vt: Tuttle Publishing, 2020, 168 pp., $19.99, hard cover) As a […] READ MORE

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    An extensive and accessible approach to Japanese food

    July 21, 2022 by Nichi Bei News

    Japan: The Cookbook By Nancy Singleton Hachisu (London and New York: Phaidon, 2019, 464 pp., $49.95, hard cover) The first thing you will note about this cookbook is its sheer […] READ MORE

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    Japanese American cookbooks as primary sources

    November 19, 2020 by Nichi Bei News

    I received my first cookbook from my Sansei mentor. “Asian Cookbook” had a sumi-e painting of winter matsutake (pine mushroom) and ripe fuyu persimmons on its cover, a chunky plastic […] READ MORE