Cook Japan, Stay Slim, Live Longer
January 12th 2017 | Absolute Press | Hardbacks
In Cook Japan, Stay Slim, Live Longer, Reiko Hashimoto explores the benefits of the low-fat, high-protein Japanese diet – slim physique, stable blood sugar, increased joint flexibility and a longer lifespan - and provides an insight into key Japanese fresh and store cupboard essentials.
Debunking the myths surrounding the complexity and accessibility of Japanese food, the 100 recipes included here are constructed with easy to follow instructions and vary from basics to technically complex, ideal for all those wishing to perfect the art of Japanese home cooking. Beautiful photography from Jodi Hinds complements Reiko's recipes and introductions.
Reiko Hashimoto was born and grew up in Kyoto, Japan and counts herself as fortunate to have had a mother who cooked fresh food for every meal, every day. In simple moments such as watching her mother grating dried fish into bonito flakes for dashi stock, and having become used to cooking with an abundance of fresh vegetables which changed with the seasons, Reiko’s dedication to authentic Japanese flavours was born.
Fourteen years ago, after travelling the world and becoming educated in international cuisine, Reiko settled in London and opened her cookery school, Hashi Cooking. Here she teaches Japanese cooking to students from amateurs to chefs of the Cordon Bleu, teaching beautiful, traditional and healthy dishes while debunking the myths surrounding Japanese cooking as complex and mysterious.