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Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen

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  • Posted November 27, 2009

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    A GREAT START!

    Moriyamasan introduces us to Japanese cooking in an approachable way! My husband is from Japan, and he does most of the cooking in the house (his mom was a great home cook) because all the cookbooks I have on Japanese cooking were so detailed and intimidating and time consuming. As compared to the way my husband simply seems to throw food together and it comes out great tasting.

    This book, is a great introduction to understanding the how and why of Japanese home cooking. One of my favorite quotes, is the part where the teachers of the girls school tell the mothers that their aim is to teach the young girls to become generous and it starts with a mother packing lunch with love. That is the heart of the equation. Doing things with love.

    Another aspect of the book that I find inspiring, informing is the statistics. I find it humorous that the Japanese out live everyone, yet they also out smoke every "industrialized' country too! And their health care per person is about 1/2 of what is spent in the United States.

    Thanks, Moriyamasan, for a great introduction to the woman of Japan!

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    Posted April 16, 2011

    recommend but i guessed she was 45!!

    great recipes and lost weight but she really doesn't look 20 years younger! Maybe it's just a bad picture. i guessed her age without looking at author bio!

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