Harumi Kurihara, “Harumi’s Japanese Kitchen”, 2006.

Harumi Kurihara, “Harumi’s  Japanese Cooking”, 2006 was a cookbook published for Americans.  Harumi Kurihara was sold 7,000,000 cookbooks and 5,000,000 cooking magazines; and, this doesn’t include her “NHK World”television shows, nor her kitchenware line sales. Harumi Kurihara, “Harumi’s Japanese Cooking”, 2006 was awarded cookbook of the year for its 75 recipes.  3 recipes from the … Continue reading Harumi Kurihara, “Harumi’s Japanese Kitchen”, 2006.

Miyuki Hatoyama 鳩山 幸, “Home Cooking with Japan’s First Lady”, 2010.

Miyuki Hatoyama 鳩山 幸, “Home Cooking with Japan’s First Lady”, 2010 was a 40-recipe, cookbook by the wife then-Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.  I have selected four recipes from the book as examples of Miyuki Hatoyama’s cooking (besides this English cookbook, she wrote 3 Japanese cookbooks). Four recipes from the book are good examples of the rest … Continue reading Miyuki Hatoyama 鳩山 幸, “Home Cooking with Japan’s First Lady”, 2010.

Kay Shimizu, “Quick and Easy Gourmet Wok Cooking”, 1976.

  Kay Shimizu, “Quick & Easy Gourmet Wok Cooking”, 1976 was a spiral-bound “recipe cards and photo’s”.  The cookbook form is very inexpensive, popular with beginners.  The experienced cook, is usually interested in large, “coffee table” cookbooks as references.  The book is a example of essentially all a cookbook usually is: “recipe cards and photo’s. … Continue reading Kay Shimizu, “Quick and Easy Gourmet Wok Cooking”, 1976.