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Publishers WeeklyThough the traditional Japanese diet is much healthier than a standard Westerners', UK teacher and author Barber (The Japanese Kitchen, Sushi) insists that chopsticks are the real Japanese health secret; both forcing diners to pay closer attention to what they're eating (thus increasing their enjoyment of it) and slowing down the process (so that ultimately fewer calories are consumed). Even if would-be dieters opt for a fork and spoon, those with a taste for Japanese will find plenty of healthy options. Breakfast selections include traditional rice porridge and smoothies (creamy with tofu rather than yogurt). Domburi (a rice bowl with various toppings) and noodle-based dishes dominate the lunch options, and an impressive array of flavorful soups (including a miso-inspired riff on gazpacho) round out the meal plan. Barber keeps dishes visually appealing, with garnishes like ruby red pomegranate seeds on Daikon, Edamame & Avocado Salad with Yuzu Vinaigrette and a lump crabmeat sushi bowl. Sushi here is what Westerners might call deconstructed: rice, nori and fillings (smoked salmon, marinated tuna) are assembled simply in a bowl rather than tightly wrapped in rolls, taking pressure off both the food and the chef. More than 70 color photos.
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