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BOOK/AUTHOR: AN AMERICAN TASTE OF JAPAN by Elizabeth Andoh
PUBLISHER: William Morrow, NY, NY, Copyright 1985, Stated First Edition, Full Number Line: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10, ISBN 10: 0-688-04369-0, ISBN-13: 978-0688043698
ILLUSTRATOR: Color photography by Aaron Rezny, Black-and-white illustrations by Susan Blubaugh
DESCRIPTION: Hardcover, Quarter-bound in red cloth board over yellow boards, Bright gilt letter on spine, 287 pages, Approx. 7 3/8 x 9 1/2 inches
CONDITION: VERY GOOD, Small kitchen splatters on side pages otherwise pages white, clean, and binding tight
DUST JACKET: VERY GOOD, Pictorial cover is bright and clean, Very light edge wear, Not clipped, Original price $24.95
BOOK SYNOPSIS: Andoh's second cookbook broadens her standing as America's chief interpreter of Japanese cuisine. “At Home With Japanese Cooking” was a no-nonsense course in the basics for most Americans, an enticing but mysterious culinary aesthetic. Now with her new book, “An American Taste Of Japan,” she has moved on to excellent recipes that preserve the Japanese cooking style while mixing in Western flavors.
For example, there's tomato and shiso bisque, wasabi mayonnaise for the potato salad and pear ice cream made with a splash of plum wine. Andoh's respect for classic Japanese dishes keeps the collection from being another nouvelle mishmash. She's a cautious innovator when it comes to taste a little heavy cream here, a few American mushrooms there. As for procedure, she turns to the food processor and the nonstick pan whenever she can. An interesting and enlightening book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elizabeth Andoh has spent twenty years studying and living in Japan, including six years at the Yanagihara School of Classical japanese Cooking. she gives cooking classes throughout the united States and lives in New York with her husband and daughter.