Essentially Japanese: Cooking and Cuisine by Hideo Dekura
ESSENTIALLY JAPANESE There?s so much more to Japanese cuisine that sushi. Hideo Dekura takes you on a tour from Honshu to Kyusho, tasting the food, meeting the people, cooking and sharing the special regional ingredients that make Japanese cuisine one of the world?s most beautiful and spiritual. Essentially Japanese is the result. THE COVER TURNS INTO A STUNNING POSTER.
Hideo was born in Yotsuya, Tokyo. His cooking training commenced in the family restaurants, where he learnt from his parents the principles of sushi and kappou-ryori food preparation, cooking and presentation that had been passed down through the generations of his family. At the same time he learnt the philosophy of Chakaiseki (the tea ceremony cuisine), Teikanryu Shodoo (calligraphy), Ikenobou-Ryuuseiha (flower arranging) and Hocho Shiki (cooking knife's ceremony) at the Shijyoushinryuu School