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Otsunami book cover
Otsunami Temari Sushi spread
Otsunami Temari Sushi spread
Otsunami Temari Sushi spread
Otsunami Temari Sushi spread

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Otsunami

More than 70 recipes for moreish Japanese small plates and bites, designed to be enjoyed alongside a drink, plus tips on presentation and menu planning.

Otsumami is the Japanese term given to snacks and simple dishes, designed to be eaten alongside a drink. (‘Tsumamu’ means to grab something with your fingers or chopsticks so any foods that can be eaten easily in this way came to be known as ‘otsumami’.) They are common at izakaya bars, pubs and at house parties in Japan ― even if you are at home having a snack with your evening drink, you are still enjoying otsumami! There are countless delicious flavour pairings to be enjoyed and included here are small bites and dishes to tempt everyone, from existing devotees of Japanese food to new-comers keen to discover more. Popular ingredients such as dashi, ponzu, miso, soy, teriyaki and more, all make an appearance in a myriad of mouth-watering morsels including dips, pickles and salads, gyoza and tempura, sushi and sashimi, plus beautifully presented meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan plates. Also included is a basic guide to Japanese beverages, and deliciously inventive cocktail recipes.

Atsuko's Japanese Kitchen book cover
Gyoza
Mizutaki Nabe
Never Don
Sukiayki nabe
Tiramisu

Atsuko’s Japanese Kitchen

Learn how to make the enigmatic and umami-rich comfort food of Japan, with over 60 recipes straight from Atsuko Ikeda’s authentic yet modern Japanese Kitchen.

Japanese home-cooking is full of comfort, but a version of comfort food that is stylish, mouth-watering and less unhealthy than most. For those who aspire to recreate the Japanese dishes enjoyed in restaurants or on holiday, and to discover even more about the secrets and techniques involved in Japanese home cooking, you are invited into Atsuko’s Kitchen.

Sushi Made Simple book cover
Nigiri
Nigiri
Uramaki
Vegetarian Sushi
Sushi illustration

Sushi Made Simple

A masterclass in sushi making from London-based teacher Atsuko, who combines authentic knowledge and skills with contemporary, innovative ideas to give 60 recipes for rolls, wraps, moulded and deconstructed sushi.

The word ‘sushi’ refers to ‘vinegared rice’, which is used for any kind of sushi with raw, pickled, smoked, grilled or seared ingredients. In this book, the simple secrets behind making good sushi are revealed, such as how to select your sushi components based on the three principles of colour, taste and texture.