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The Japanese Culinary Academy’s Complete Japanese Cuisine Series

Japanese Culinary Academy
Introduction to Japanese Cuisine by Japanese Culinary Academy; Preface by Yoshihiro Murata; Photographs by Masashi Kuma, Shuichi Yamagata, Haruo Nakano and Akira Saito
Mukoita I, Cutting Techniques by Japanese Culinary Academy; Preface by Yoshihiro Murata; Photographs by Akira Saito; Photographs by Shuichi Yamagata; Photographs by Masashi Kuma
Mukoita II, Cutting Techniques by Japanese Culinary Academy; Preface by Yoshihiro Murata; Photographs by Akira Saito; Photographs by Shuichi Yamagata

The Japanese Culinary Academy’s Complete Japanese Cuisine Series : Titles in Order

Book 4
The latest volume in the definitive Japanese Culinary Academy’s Complete Japanese Cuisine series offers high-level, authoritative instructions for mastering traditional Japanese knife skills.

Mukoita II, Cutting Techniques: Seafood, Poultry, and Vegetables covers the subject in depth, with precise text and detailed, step-by-step instructional photos and diagrams. The authors address every aspect of filleting many different kinds of small and long fish as well as shellfish, including lobsters, crabs, clams, octopus, eel, and more. There’s a section on filleting chicken, duck, and small birds like quail; and a chapter on vegetable carving which explains both basic cuts and the intricate art of Japanese decorative vegetable carving. Recipes using the various ingredients are featured throughout.
Book 3
Interest in Japanese food in North America has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years, moving well beyond sushi and sashimi. More and more people now appreciate the variety and complex tastes and textures of Japanese food, as well as its emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, and presentation. Words like “dashi” and “umami” are part of our vocabulary. Along with this interest has come an abundance of Japanese cookbooks, most often with a focus on ease of preparation, and recipes that accommodate local tastes and ingredients. However, professional chefs, who are increasingly acknowledging the influence of Japanese cooking on their own work, are looking for expert information about authentic, traditional cuisine. “The Japanese Culinary Academy’s Complete Japanese Cuisine” series meets this demand.MUKOITA I, CUTTING TECHNIQUES: FISH is the third in this multi-volume series. Created by the renowned Japanese Culinary Academy, an organization dedicated to advancing Japanese cuisine throughout the world, the series is authoritative, comprehensive, and wide-ranging in scope. The writing, design and photography of each volume meet the highest standards. And although the books are targeted primarily to a professional readership, serous amateur chefs will also find them to be an invaluable resource.MUKOITA I, CUTTING TECHNIQUES covers all the fundamentals of the subject, providing information that’s necessary to understanding the cuisine and its cultural context. The book features an introduction to Japanese cutting techniques including its importance to preparing and serving sashimi, its history, hygiene and regulations for using raw ingredients in Japan, and a discussion of Japanese knives and caring for them. The following chapters cover filleting, with sections on how to fillet many different kinds of fish such as sea bream, yellowtail, salmon, flounder and tuna, along with recipes for each variety. At the end of the book is information about Japanese kitchen utensils as well as basic recipes and a glossary.
Book 2
Interest in Japanese food in North America has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years, moving well beyond sushi and sashimi. More and more people now appreciate the variety and complex tastes and textures of Japanese food, as well as its emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, and presentation. Words like “dashi” and “umami” are part of our vocabulary. Along with this interest has come an abundance of Japanese cookbooks, most often with a focus on ease of preparation, and recipes that accommodate local tastes and ingredients. However, professional chefs, who are increasingly acknowledging the influence of Japanese cooking on their own work, are looking for expert information about authentic, traditional cuisine. “The Japanese Culinary Academy’s Complete Japanese Cuisine” series meets this demand.FLAVOR AND SEASONING: DASHI, UMAMI AND FERMENTED FOOD is the second in this multi-volume series. Created by the renowned Japanese Culinary Academy, an organization dedicated to advancing Japanese cuisine throughout the world, the series is authoritative, comprehensive, and wide-ranging in scope. The writing, design and photography of each volume meet the highest standards. And although the books are targeted primarily to a professional readership, serous amateur chefs will also find them to be an invaluable resource.FLAVOR AND SEASONING covers all the fundamentals of the subject, providing information that’s necessary to understanding the cuisine and its cultural context. The book features sections on: kaiseki; dashi and umami; Japanese soy sauce, miso, and sake for cooking; kombu; fermented food and seasonings like natto, mirin and vinegar; flavorings including yuzu, sudachi, sansho, myoga, shoga, and oba; and much, much more. At the end of the book is information about Japanese kitchen utensils as well as basic recipes and a glossary.
Book 1
Interest in Japanese food in North America has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years, moving well beyond sushi and sashimi. More and more people now appreciate the variety and complex tastes and textures of Japanese food, as well as its emphasis on fresh, seasonal ingredients, and presentation. Words like “dashi” and “umami” are part of our vocabulary.

Along with this interest has come an abundance of Japanese cookbooks, most often with a focus on ease of preparation, and recipes that accommodate local tastes and ingredients. However, professional chefs, who are increasingly acknowledging the influence of Japanese cooking on their own work, are looking for expert information about authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine. “The Complete Japanese Cuisine” series meets this demand.

INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE CUISINE is the first in this definitive multi-volume series. Created by the renowned Japanese Culinary Academy, an organization dedicated to advancing Japanese cuisine throughout the world, the series is authoritative, comprehensive, and wide-ranging in scope. The writing, design, and photography of each volume meet the highest standards. And although the books are targeted primarily to a professional readership, serious amateur chefs will also find them to be an invaluable resource.

The INTRODUCTION offers an overview and all the fundamentals needed to understand the cuisine and its cultural context. Main chapters include Nature and Climate, History and Development, Artistic Awareness, The Essentials, and Dishes for Seasonal Festivals. Here too are discussions of the health benefits of Japanese food; making dashi and other basics like sushi rice; recipes for the dishes featured earlier in the book; and useful tools like a glossary and a conversion chart for measurements.

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