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THE JAPANESE TABLE: SMALL PLATES FOR SIMPLE MEALS
Swedish food writer Hellsten celebrates the food of Japan, a country she first visited in her teens. She shares memories of living with a family in the tiny city of Kaizuka, where her host mother, she writes, “still makes the best miso soup I’ve ever tasted. The fish chapter features sweet miso cod, a traditional recipe Hellsten does not take credit for (“whomever first thought of this combination is a genius,” she notes). But elsewhere, she allows her own creativity to infuse her cooking, as in a pickled herring and cucumber sesame salad that is “not really what you’d find on a Japanese table, I admit.” Organized around the traditional Japanese meal structure of ichiju sansai (one soup, three side dishes), the book is filled with simple recipes meant to be served together in a home-cooked meal. This book is as tempting to the eye as it is to the palate.
- Author: Sofia Hellsten
- Pages: 192
- Size: 111/2 X 8 inches