Good Question: Japanese Cookbook Recommendations?

Good Question: Japanese Cookbook Recommendations?

Faith Durand
Jun 9, 2009

Here's a great question from Erin. Can you help her?

I'm about to move to an area where decent Japanese food is a long way away, and was wondering if the readers had any suggestions for a Japanese home-style cooking cookbook. We already make sushi at home (mostly with non-raw ingredients), but I'm not able to concoct the rest of the menu at home. With other cuisines, I can cook by feel, and usually end up with something good, but my knowledge of Japanese ingredients is pretty slim and I'd like something to teach me the basics. Any suggestions?

Erin, we don't have a lot of help for you on this one, so we'll turn it over to the readers. Here is one Japanese cookbook we've mentioned in the past:

Morimoto: The New Art of Japanese Cooking

We've also heard good things (via Just Hungry) about Tokiko Suzuki's books (pictured above). Readers, what are your favorite basic Japanese cookbooks?

At Amazon:
Japanese Homestyle Cooking
The Essentials of Japanese Cooking

Related: What Is Your Favorite New Cookbook?

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