Reference Recipe Books

The Japanese KitchenThe Japanese Kitchen
250 Recipes in a Traditional Spirit
written by Hiroko Shimbo
copyright 2000
ISBN 1-55832-176-4
ISBN 1-55832-177-2


My project book—learning about Japanese Home Cooking!


picklebook.jpgEasy Japanese Pickling
in five minutes to one day
101 Full-Color Recipes for Authentic Tsukemono

written by Seiko Ogawa
copyright 2003
ISBN-13: 978-4-88996-113-3
ISBN-10: 4-88996-113-5


Highly recommended! Lots of innovative ways to serve vegetables.







Recipes from the Japanes Home Kitchen

written by Elizabeth Andoh
copywrite 2005
ISBN-13: 978-1-58008-519-9
ISBN-10: 1-58008-519-9


Highly recommended: If I’d found this book first, it would have been my study book!!



Master Reference Book if you want to study Japanese cooking.  I’ve had this book since it first came out, but the index uses so many Japanese words without English translations it’s hard to use until you are familiar.  Perhaps after the first edition, the index was updated.


7 thoughts on “Reference Recipe Books

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  6. Do any of these cookbooks have a recipe for chimaki? That is sweet rice cooked in a bamboo leaf that also contains a ginko nut and some cooked chicken (or pork) with shitake mushroom. At least that is how my Japanese mother made them. Thank you.

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