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Title: A Dictionary of Japanese Food: Ingredients & Culture
Edition: New ed
Publisher: United States TUTTLE PUB 27/Dec/1996
ISBN Number: 0804820422 / 9780804820424
Seller ID: 6212
At last, what every Westerner in a Japanese restaurant or market needs: the first truly comprehensive dictionary of Japanese food and ingredients. Standard dictionaries can often mislead us--with akebia for akebi, sea cucumber for namako, plum for ume. Hosking's dictionary includes not only dishes and ingredients, everything from the delicate mitsuba leaf to the dreadful okoze fish: colorful appendices disclose such aspects of Japanese culture as the making of miso to the tea ceremony and the influence of vegetarianism.
With Japanese-English and English-Japanese sections, " A Dictionary of Japanese Food" explains the nuances and eliminates the mysteries of Japanese food.