This enjoyable book, filled with homestyle Japanese recipes, recounts the author's journey through Japan as she gathered recipes from everyday Japanese people - from wives, husbands, mothers and fathers to inn keepers and line cooks at cafes. The recipes are adapted when necessary to capture the authentic flavors and spirit of simple but delicious home cooking.
Sarah Marx Feldner taught English in Japan for a year after college, where she quickly fell in love with the sights, sounds and tastes of Japan. Several years later, Sarah headed back to Japan, where she traveled the country collecting recipes and stories, culminating in this book. Currently the Senior Editor at tasteofhome.com, Sarah also writes a food and cooking feature monthly for The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband. Noboru Murata has had a career of more than thirty years as an advertising photographer. With Tokyo as his base, Murata has photographed for clients in a wide range of genres. His pictures have been published in Elle Deco Japan, Casa Mica Italy and other leading life style, as well as food magazines. His recent publications include Japan Style and Japanese Gardens.