Japanese Cookery
Ramen Otaku: Mastering Ramen at Home: A Cookbook
Ramen Otaku: Mastering Ramen at Home
A Cookbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0735220069
A guide to ramen for the home cook, from the chef behind the beloved shop Otaku Ramen.

Sarah Gavigan is otaku. Loosely translated, she's a ramen geek. During her twenty years working in film production and as a music executive in L.A., Gavigan ate her way through the local ramen spots, but upon moving back to her native Nashville, she found she missed the steaming bowls of ramen she used to devour. So she dedicated herself to mastering the oft-secretive but always delicious art of ramen-making and opened her own shop within a few years.

An Italian American born and raised in the South, Gavigan is an unlikely otaku. While her knowledge of ramen is rooted in tradition, her methods and philosophies are modern. Though ramen is often shrouded in mystery, Gavigan's 40+ recipes are accessible to the home cook who wants to learn about the cuisine but would sometimes rather make a quick stock in a pressure cooker than labor over a vat of liquid for twenty-four hours.

Ramen Otaku strips the mystique from ramen while embracing its history, magic, and rightful place in the American home kitchen.
Ramen-Topia: 60+ Slurp-tastic Recipes
Ramen-Topia
60+ Slurp-tastic Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1925418510

A cookbook all about the iconic Japanese noodle soup--and current hipster obsession--ramen.

Ramen--a classic Japanese soup, usually made with wheat noodles and served in a slow-cooked beef or pork broth with various toppings--has become a cultlike food adored by fans across the world for its nourishing, hearty, and comforting nature. Ramen-topia shows you how to make the world's best ramen (with plenty of variations) in your own home.

Not to be confused with that other ramen--two-minute microwavable noodles from a packet adored by students--the ramen in Ramen-topia is the unprocessed, original Japanese comfort food. Chapters cover the four main types of ramen--tonkotsu, shoyu, miso, and shio--as well as making toppings, noodles, and broths from scratch. With classic, well-loved recipes and more modern adaptions--including curry ramen, no-stock ramen, ramen made with vegan stock, as well as making gluten-free noodles from scratch--this book has all tastes covered.
Japanese Home Cooking
Japanese Home Cooking
Hardcover      ISBN: 1770856064

In Japanese Home Cooking, the techniques and ingredients of Japanese cuisine are explained clearly, thanks in great part to the many step-by-step photos. It omits nothing, from cooking rice to dressing a Japanese table.

The book is the ideal guide for cooks new to Japanese cuisine, as well as those with experience. Features include:

  • Japan's approach to food
  • Step-by-step photographs for all recipes that require more than the most basic skills
  • Final dish presentation
  • Technique and important detail, such as slicing fish and vegetables in the traditional Japanese manner
  • Dashi stock base, symbol of Japanese cooking
  • Notes on the history of Japanese regional cooking and the influence of foreigners
  • The Japanese table.

Japanese Home Cooking has six sections with more than 90 recipes plus variations for everyday dishes and for gourmet cuisine for special occasions.

Examples of the recipes are:

  • Starters: Cucumber and wakame Sunomono; Prawns with pickled egg and kimi-zu
  • Bowls and Soups: Red miso soup with clams asa ri; Clear soup dumpling and crab wakame
  • Vegetables and Tofu: Pumpkin in chicken broth soboro; Seaweed hijiki; Sweet daikon with miso
  • Fried and Grilled: Teriyaki salmon; Breaded shrimp tonkatsu; Tamago-yaki omelette
  • Rice and Noodles: Rice with five favors; Asa-zuke of cabbage, cucumber, carrots and Brussels sprouts; Yakisoba fried noodles
  • Sweets: Soy milk creme caramel; Hortensia cake; Ukishima (floating island).

For hard-to-find ingredients, the book includes a resource section and tips on generally available substitutions.

Bento Power: Brilliantly Balanced Lunchbox Recipes
Bento Power
Brilliantly Balanced Lunchbox Recipes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0857835688
Sara includes ideas for bento breakfast boxes (Sesame Snap Granola Bento and Mighty Muesli), 15-minute bento (Busy Days Instant Noodles and Lazy Tamago Bento), Everyday bento (Red Velvet Quinoa Bento, Green Theme Bento and Zen Bento) and the Fantasy bento (Starry Sky Bento and Fairy Jewel Box Bento).
Many people bring their lunch to work to save money, time and to help control what they are eating (with no hidden nasties from processed shop-bought food), but sometimes it's hard to think of interesting, nutritious things to make. Sara has come to the rescue with her vibrant, fun and inspirational approach to lunch boxes. She concentrates on having 5 clear elements: complex carbs, protein, fruit and veg, and sprinkles as well as the 5 colors used in authentic Japanese cooking: red, white, black, yellow and green. With just a few essential ingredients, you add your extras to create highly nutritious, vegetarian, colorful boxes of joy.

Sara includes ideas for bento breakfast boxes (Sesame Snap Granola Bento and Mighty Muesli), 15-minute bentos (Busy Days Instant Noodles and Lazy Tamago Bento), Everyday bentos (Red Velvet Quinoa Bento, Green Theme Bento and Zen Bento) and the Ultimate Fantasy bentos (Unicorn Noodle Bento and Fairy Jewel Box Bento).

With tips on how to stock your bento store-cupboard and basic ingredients and recipes to get you going, now is the time for bento to bounce into your breakfast, lunch box, or even into your dinner parties, filling you with bento power
Japanese Soul Cooking: Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
Japanese Soul Cooking
Ramen, Tonkatsu, Tempura, and More from the Streets and Kitchens of Tokyo and Beyond
Hardcover      ISBN: 1607743523
A collection of more than 100 recipes that introduces Japanese comfort food to American home cooks, exploring new ingredients, techniques, and the surprising origins of popular dishes like gyoza and tempura.

Move over, sushi. It's time for gyoza, curry, tonkatsu, and furai. These icons of Japanese comfort food cooking are the hearty, flavor-packed, craveable dishes you'll find in every kitchen and street corner hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Japan.

In Japanese Soul Cooking, Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat introduce you to this irresistible, homey style of cooking. As you explore the range of exciting, satisfying fare, you may recognize some familiar favorites, including ramen, soba, udon, and tempura. Other, lesser known Japanese classics, such as wafu pasta (spaghetti with bold, fragrant toppings like miso meat sauce), tatsuta-age (fried chicken marinated in garlic, ginger, and other Japanese seasonings), and savory omelets with crabmeat and shiitake mushrooms will instantly become standards in your kitchen as well. With foolproof instructions and step-by-step photographs, you'll soon be knocking out chahan fried rice, mentaiko spaghetti, saikoro steak, and more for friends and family.

Ono and Salat's fascinating exploration of the surprising origins and global influences behind popular dishes is accompanied by rich location photography that captures the energy and essence of this food in everyday life, bringing beloved Japanese comfort food to Western home cooks for the first time.
Sushi: Taste and Technique
Sushi
Taste and Technique
Hardcover      ISBN: 1465429840

An updated classic guide to creating a variety of delicious and beautiful sushi, including bowls, omelettes, and sandwiches.

Learn how to make your favorite sushi rolls at home or discover a new recipe in the updated Sushi: Taste and Technique. This classic guide to making a variety of homemade Japanese sushi features traditional rolls plus the latest trends, including modern sushi bowls, omelets, and burritos.

Detailed step-by-step photographs and foolproof recipes by Kimiko Barber and Hiroki Takemura help you master the knife skills and hand techniques you need to prepare perfect sushi and sashimi, from authentic pressed, rolled, and stuffed sushi to a sushi sandwich. Reference the fish and shellfish guide to learn how to select and cut the appropriate meat for your sushi, and get the best recommendations for your desired meal.

Read about the history of sushi, make sure you have the appropriate utensils in your home and make sure they are being used correctly, and learn the proper etiquette for serving and eating sushi.

Elevate your home menu with Sushi: Taste and Technique, a beautiful and in-depth reference guide to everything sushi.

The Real Japanese Izakaya Cookbook: 120 Classic Bar Bites from Japan
The Real Japanese Izakaya Cookbook
120 Classic Bar Bites from Japan
Hardcover      ISBN: 4805315288
  • Izakaya cooking is the earthy soul food of everyday Japanese working people served in pubs and hole-in-the-wall shacks in every corner of the country.
  • Izakayas are popping up everywhere in the West now and features an eclectic mix of Japanese salads, grilled meats and Western dishes like pasta or steaks with a Japanese twist
  • This book features over 120 recipes with an emphasis on flavor and ease of preparation
  • Each recipe has clear step-by-step instructions and photographs
  • Basic techniques are provided for cleaning and preparing the meat, fish and vegetables
  • Guidelines on selecting and mixing drinks to go with the recipes
  • Aimed at people who want to try the hearty and inexpensive dishes that Japanese working people eat on a daily basis as well as anyone with an interest in Japanese food
The Doctor and the Soul: From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy
The Doctor and the Soul
From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy
Paperback      ISBN: 0525567046
Newly reissued in trade paperback, from the author of the bestselling Man's Search for Meaning--the classic book in which he first laid out his revolutionary theory of logotherapy.

Dr. Viktor E. Frankl is celebrated as the founder of logotherapy, a revolutionary mode of psychotherapy based on the essential human need to search for meaning in life. Even while suffering the degradation and misery of Nazi concentration camps--an experience he described in his bestselling memoir, Man's Search for Meaning--Frankl retained his belief that the most important freedom is the ability to determine one's spiritual well-being. After his liberation, he published The Doctor and the Soul, the first book in which he explained his method and his conviction that the fundamental human motivation is neither sex (as in Freud) nor the need to be appreciated by society (as in Adler), but the desire to live a purposeful life. Frankl's work represented a major contribution to the field of psychotherapy, and The Doctor and the Soul is essential to understanding it.
The Doctor and the Soul: From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy
The Doctor and the Soul
From Psychotherapy to Logotherapy
Paperback      ISBN: 0394743172

In this classic work, internationally known Viennese psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl, founder of the school of logotherapy, sets forth the principles of existential psychiatry. He holds that man's search for meaning in existence is a primary facet of his being; if the search is unrequited, it leads to neurosis. The role of the therapist, then, is to help the patient discover a purposefulness in life.

Ten-Minute Bento
Ten-Minute Bento
Paperback      ISBN: 1935654411

Everyday millions of Japanese people, young and old, leave their homes with a bento in hand. Bento (boxed lunches) are handmade every morning packed with tender-loving care to give their recipients a warm-hearted well-needed boast to finish off the day.

In her first English-language release, TV chef and nutritionist Megumi Fujii has prepared 72 mouth-watering box lunch recipes that are easy to make but are over-flowing with the hearty-goodness that is essential in every Japanese bento. Her Ten-minute bento will not rely on visual designs seen on Flickr streams or on blogs. Instead she focuses on sharing everyday Japanese dishes created to satiate hunger and satisfy an ever expanding Japanese palette.

Featured dishes:
Mushroom Hamburg Steak
Easy Korean Bibimbap
Colorful Eggs & Ham
Yuzu Chicken
Avocado Salad Sandwich
Open-face Spring Roll Bento
Chicken Cutlet Bento
Beef Bowl Bento
Chicken Teriyaki Bento
Salads
Radish & Buckwheat Noodle Salad
French Toast Salad
Chinese-style Noodle Salad
Desserts
Cheesecake Balls
Petite Muffins