Japanese Culinary Academy | Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture
Japanese Culinary Academy | Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture
Japanese Culinary Academy | Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture
Japanese Culinary Academy | Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture
Japanese Culinary Academy | Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture
Japanese Culinary Academy | Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture
Japanese Culinary Academy | Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture
Japanese Culinary Academy | Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture

Japanese Culinary Academy Book | Introduction to Japanese Cuisine: Nature, History and Culture

$182 Sale Save

or 4 payments of $46 AUD w/ Afterpay

Part of "The Japanese Culinary Academy's Complete Japanese Cuisine" series, this beautiful, full-colour, hardback book is widely considered to be one of the best references available. 

 

    From Supplier ...

    Japanese Culinary Academy

    KUMAKURA Isao, Historian

    FUSHIKI Tohru, Scientist

    Photographer: KUMA Masashi, YAMAGATA Shuichi,

    NAKANO Haruo, SAITO Akira

    Hardcover, All color, 216 Pages

    ISBN-13: 978-4-908325-00-7


    "Japanese cuisine is inextricably tied to the bounty of nature and the cycle of the seasons—a wealth of photographs and expert commentary define the special traditions of food in Japan."


    – MURATA YoshihiroDirector, Japanese Culinary Academy


    There is no doubt that interest in Japanese food has really burgeoned in Europe over the last 10 or 15 years. Perhaps the health benefits were an important catalyst in the growth of its popularity, but large numbers of people now appreciate Japanese food for its intrinsic good flavours and textures born of its sensitivity to season, freshness and presentation.


    The last 15 years have seen a lot of Japanese cookbooks appear from local publishers across Europe, with a noticeable accent on ease of preparation and a contemporary fusion style, interacting with local tastes and ingredients. Yet at the same time professional chefs have become increasingly influenced by Japanese cuisine and it is conspicuous how frequently the TV chefs have been referring to it in their shows. This has contributed to an increasing demand for a reference source on more 'pure' Japanese cuisine and the words 'dashi' and 'umami' have even entered the English language!


    This new project from the Japanese Culinary Academy and Shuhari Initiative is very exciting precisely because it addresses this need for something new on traditional Japanese cuisine that has an appeal that goes beyond the purely professional market. The fact that The Japanese Culinary Academy's Complete Japanese Cuisine is a project that is ongoing over several volumes and is conceived, designed and written by Japan's foremost chefs and culinary experts makes it very special and completely unprecedented in its scope. Furthermore, the sheer beauty of the design and the quality of the photography, writing and book production combine to create a series that will be the standard work on Japanese cuisine for many years to come.


    This first volume Introduction to Japanese Cuisine - Nature, History and Culture contains absolutely everything that the chef or serious cook needs to know to fully understand the cuisine and its cultural context, and is superbly illustrated. I believe anyone who has a serious desire to understand the art that is Japanese cuisine will absolutely want to have this book in their library.

    There are no others like it.


    CONTENTS

    • PREFACE
      – MURATA Yoshihiro
    • What is Japanese Cuisine?
      – KUMAKURA Isao


    Chapter 1 Nature and Climate

    Chapter 2 History and Development

    Chapter 3 Artistic Awareness

    Chapter 4 The Essentials

    Chapter 5 Dishes for Seasonal Festivities

    • Diversity in Japanese Cuisine
      Ichi-juu San-ai: The Daily Menu of Soup and 3 Side Dishes
      – KUMAKURA Isao
    • Health Benefits of Japanese Food
      – FUSHIKI Tohru
    • Traditional Weights and Measures
      – NAKATA Masahiro
    • Making Dashi
    • Basic Recipes
    • Recipes
    • Glossary
    • Index
    • Conversions

    EDITORIAL SUPERVISION

    The Japanese Culinary Academy was founded in 2004 to support the advancement and spread of Japanese cuisine. JCA is engaged in educational, cultural and technical research as well as in dissemination of the results of its research for people living not only in Japan but other parts of the world. Aimed at contributing to the promotion of understanding of Japanese cuisine and enhancement of its appeal, JCA activities also include the development of food culture, training of professionals, nutritional education for the upcoming generations, and exchange programmes for chefs around the world.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 1 review Write a review

      Godammit, ProTooling are the best.

      -

      A great knife from a good friend of mine. Good knife, hansom chef, the perfect marriage.

      -

      Chef Rang - Master, Celebrity, Legend

      The Japanese are masters of their art and ProTooling are always really welcoming and down-to-earth, willing to spend time finding a knife to suit you.

      -

      Lennox Hastie - Firedoor

      ProTooling offers stunning service & a wide range of amazing quality products. The staff are super knowledgeable, kind & patient, making the selection process very easy. They genuinely care about their products & service, it’s why I keep going back.

      -

      Anjali - Sous Chef, Saint Peter

      ProTooling are unrivalled in product knowledge, knife diversity and above all a burning desire to provide true quality craftsmanship. It truly inspires us as chefs, cooks and craftsman alike to reflect on our own depth of knowledge, skills and industry awareness when surrounded by such informed professionals like ProTooling.

      -

      Oscar Solomon - GRECA Executive Chef

      The team at ProTooling are master at their craft and incredibly kind and helpful while do so! Every time I drop my knives off, I feel a sense of relief as I know how well looked after they are. Love this place and the team - thanks for everything you do ProTooling!

      -

      Ismat - Recipe Developer / Photo Chef

      I have built a very strong relationship with ProTooling. Paul (the owner) has a very good attitude and that reflects in the products he stands behind. He provides only the best quality through all of the good relationships he has been able to grow throughout the years with the top craftsmen in Japan. He and his staff are amazing. Keep up the good work.

      -

      Nicola - Chef / Knife Connoisseur

      Trusted Specialists

      Unparalleled Support & Warranty

      Free 1st Sharpening & Repair

      Complimentary Shipping

      Australia $125+ (AusPost Insured)

      Worldwide $600+ (DHL Express)

      Same Day Fulfilment

      All Products in Sydney Stock

      Fulfilling 6 Days Per Week