Ten Speed Press, Paperback, 9781580089654, 176pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2009
Combining traditional Japanese influences, French technique, and more than 20 years of cooking in the Midwest, James Beard Award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi introduces American home cooks to essential Japanese comfort food with his simple yet sophisticated recipes. Emphasizing quick-to-the-table shortcuts, the use of fresh and dried packaged noodles, and kid-friendly dishes, Takashi explains noodle nuances and explores each style's distinct regional identity. An expert guide, Takashi recalls his youth in Japan and takes cooks on a discovery tour of the rich bounty of Japanese noodles, so readily accessible today. Takashi's exuberance for noodles ranging from Aje-Men to Zaru is sure to inspire home cooks to dive into bowl after soothing, refreshing bowl.
"A wonderfully talented chef." --Chef Eric Ripert
"Noodle fans with a stocked pantry will find plenty to slurp about." --Publishers Weekly
“Noodle fans with a stocked pantry will find plenty to slurp about.”
Takashi has “given us what’s become a rarity—a cookbook that is equal parts timely, useful, and pretty.”