Post Script: The Zen Kitchen; Easy Japanese Recipes For The Home Cook – Adam Liaw

Fresh ingredients, simple recipes, naturally healthy and delicious meals – beautifully photographed. Adam Liaw provides an interesting dialogue and explains some Japanese traditional food sayings as he walks you through the recipes.

zen-kitchen

Adam Liaw

The Zen Kitchen

Hachette Australia

ISBN: 9780733634314

 

Description:

The new cookbook from Adam Liaw, one of Australia’s favourite foodie celebrities and former winner of Masterchef. A cookbook of easy-to-prepare Japanese recipes and philosophies for the home kitchen to guide you and your family to healthier, more enjoyable meal times.

 

We love Japanese food. It’s fast, healthy, easy and delicious.

 

There’s a reason Japan has some of the longest-lived, healthiest and most food-loving people on the planet. The secret is simple preparation of good ingredients, which makes Japanese cuisine perfect for you to cook at home.

 

If you thought it was just sushi, think again. In THE ZEN KITCHEN, Adam Liaw guides you through his family favourites like Salt-grilled Salmon, Teriyaki Pork and Mushroom Rolls, Sukiyaki, Sashimi Salad, and Green Tea Roll Cake. These delicious dishes, and many more, will bring new favourites into your kitchen.

 

With Adam’s simple and accessible style and his belief that cooking is a celebration of food, philosophy and culture, THE ZEN KITCHEN is your practical guide to cooking tasty Japanese family food at home.

 

 

My View:

Fresh ingredients, simple recipes, naturally healthy and delicious meals – beautifully photographed. Adam Liaw provides an interesting dialogue and explains some Japanese traditional food sayings as he walks you through the recipes.

 

I loved this fresh and modern approach to Japanese cooking. “The Japanese approach to food is one we might all admire. Simultaneously respectful, appreciative, enthusiastic and practical, it’s an approach that has produced one of the world’s greatest cuisines and one that is simple to cook, healthy, delicious and hugely varied…. In Japan, food is something used to celebrate, educate. It’s more than just a part of Japanese culture, it is totally Japanese culture presented in its most tangible form.”(Introduction p.1 Adam Liaw)

 

Come on a journey, be guided by this talented chief, see innovative modern approaches to traditional Japanese cuisine and enjoy some easy to prepare meals.   Adam Liaw shares the five preparation methods of Japanese cooking, provides a basic kitchen equipment list, a list of basic Japanese ingredients including the six basics seasonings  (soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar and rice vinegar) have these in your pantry and you almost have  a meal. And then Adam Liaw introduces us to:

Pickles stocks and seasonings

Japanese breakfasts

Rice and noodles

Soup and nabemono

Japanese salads

Fish

Meat

Mainly vegetables and

Semi Sweets.

 

This will be a useful addition to your kitchen library or make a great Christmas gift.

 

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Post Script: The Zen Kitchen; Easy Japanese Recipes For The Home Cook – Adam Liaw

  1. Easy to prepare, delicious, healthy and sensually appealing? What more could you want, Carol? It’ll be interesting to see what sorts of suggestions he has, as you post recipes *hint**hint.*

  2. Pingback: Barbarian Salmon: The Zen Kitchen – Adam Liaw – Reading, Writing and Riesling

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