Easy Japanese Recipes for the Home Cook is a compilation of Japanese recipes specifically cultivated to keep things simple and easy in the kitchen. Whether you're new to Japanese cooking or new to cooking in general, these easy recipes are a great place to start. Not only does the author walk you through easy Japanese hors d'oeuvres, main dishes, and desserts, but she covers donburi and ramen as well!
The Wonderful World of Osechi is a Japanese New Year recipe book - New Year’s is one of the best times in Japan, at least for eating and relaxing. Shogatsu, the New Year’s holiday, is celebrated from midnight on December 31st until January 3rd or 4th, or even longer by diehards. People in Japan believe that a proper beginning to the year will ensure that the entire year is happy and prosperous, which is why this tradition is so important. It is supposed to be bad form to cook food on the first few days of the year, so people prepare all the food that they need for the holiday season a day or two in advance.