From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
For the original edition
"The striking photographs and creative design of this oversize cookbook stress the physical beauty of traditional Japanese cuisine. The wonderful surprise is that the book succeeds in making these artful effects accessible even to novices of Japanese-style preparation and cooking techniques. The most exotic-looking dishes, clam soup, for example, or jade green deep-fried shrimp, prove to be relatively simple to prepare. Unfamiliar cooking methods are illustrated by detailed, full-color sequence photographs. And in a lovely preface, Tsuji (Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art) president of a professional culinary school in Japan (where Hata is head chef), encourages newcomers to make Japanese cookery their own, experimenting, substituting, rearranging without fear that they will violate the spirit of a most adaptable cuisine." - Publishers Weekly
"The recipes are clear and easy to follow, and the illustrations are especially delightful, truly top high-style Japanese simplicity. Messrs. Tsuji and Hata have given us the best of the old and the new." - M.F.K. Fisher
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.