Following the launch of their recipe book series, From the Source, last year, Lonely Planet turns its attention to cuisine from the world’s current “it” destination: Japan.
Their latest cookbook, From the Source: Japan, delivers the best local dishes from different regions across the country. To put it all together, the editors hunted down some of the country’s best local cooks and asked them to share their passion for food along with their region’s classic recipes.
The result is a collection not only of prized Japanese meals, but also of flowing prose that describes the country’s culinary history and philosophies.
The book is divided up into five main sections covering Northern Japan, Tokyo and Central Japan, Kansai, Western Japan, and Southern Japan. There are 58 recipes in total, and you can look forward to dishes such as iga-menchi (squid croquettes) from Aomori; hobamiso (miso on a magnolia leaf) from Gifu; and okonomiyaki (savory pancakes) from Hiroshima.
From the Source: Japan is available for $24.99 (about ¥2,836) from Lonely Planet’s online shop: tinyurl.com/fromthesource