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Readers are guided through the cookbook by three cartoon characters: a young girl, Miyuki, who calls herself the kitchen sensei; Hiroshi, her boyfriend who likes to eat; and the feline-like mascot, Coo, identified as the book's culinary mastermind. In addition to recipes, more information about many of the dishes and ingredients are presented through Miyuki's notes. --San Francisco Chronicle
After many of the recipes is additional information, often quite fascinating, about the dishes and ingredients. You will learn plenty of Japanese culinary terms as well as elements of Japanese culture. --Richard Auffrey, The Passionate Foodie,
A "Top 10 Popular Paperbacks" selection for 2011 --American Library Association
CHIHIRO HATTORI is best known as the artist whose delightful illustrations in Manga University's Kanji de Manga series have taught thousands of students how to read and write Japanese. An avid cook, she created some of the cute bento designs in this book, and has been known to sneak an Usagi Ringo or two into the lunch her husband carries to work.
Ordered this for granddaughter who spent last year in Japan as exchange student. It is very easy to follow recipes-defines items needed etc. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Linda48
This is great! There is lots of simple and tasty stuff to make in here. Anime fans will really enjoy making the food that they see the anime characters eat.Published 17 days ago by David Wisniewski
Great pictures and very informative, more for children than teens or adults though.Published 1 month ago by sherry
Very easy to read and fun to make recipes, but they are some simple sometimes they are missing the details. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JJSomeDude
I picked this up after reading all the reviews, but it's not as good as I was hoping. It a small book and doesn't have very many recipes.Published 3 months ago by Cindy Q.