What are the best Japanese cookbooks published in English?

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    #1Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art

    Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art

    Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art by Shizuo Tsuji changed the way the culinary world viewed Japanese cooking when it was first published in 1982. It moved Japanese cooking from obscure ethnic to haute cuisine.

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    Kimberly George
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Learning more about Asian food turned into a way to eat new cuisine for me. Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art shows Japanese food can be simple and taste good."
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    #2Harumi's Japanese Cooking

    Harumi's Japanese Cooking

    Harumi's Japanese Cooking by cooking expert and lifestyle guru Harumi Kurihara includes more than 27 authentic and contemporary recipes from one of Japan's most popular cooking expert.

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    Howard Hunter
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I'm a really big fan of Japanese cuisine, so when I picked up this cookbook I had high hopes I would find something good. I have tried at least 7 different recipes so far, and I haven't come across a loser yet. This book has definitely helped me expand my arsenal of Japanese dishes to make."
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    #3The Japanese Kitchen

    The Japanese Kitchen
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    In the first comprehensive introduction to Japanese cooking for the U.S. market in two decades, Hiroko Shimbo Beitchman gently and authoritatively demystifies for Western cooks this elegant and tasty cuisine.

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    Bruce Pearson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A great introduction to Japanese cooking is what I would call The Japanese Kitchen. A broad stroke over the entire style from duck to noodles it is one of the best."
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    #4The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches To Go

    The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches To Go

    With bento fever sweeping across the West, The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches To Go by Makiko Itoh is the ideal cookbook for creating an economical and healthy lunch. It's the book form or Itoh's popular blog, Just Bento.

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    Janet Oliver
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book does not seem like it is all Japanese food. There are other books that would have more authentic recipes. This one just has a sampling and a various mixture."
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    #5A Cook's Journey to Japan: Fish Tales and Rice Paddies 100 Homestyle Recipes from Japanese Kitchens

    A Cook's Journey to Japan: Fish Tales and Rice Paddies 100 Homestyle Recipes from Japanese Kitchens
    A Cook's Journey to Japan: Fish Tales and Rice Paddies 100 Homestyle Recipes from Japanese Kitchens by Sarah Marx Feldner is a collection of recipes based on a woman's journey through the everyday foods found in throughout Japan.
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    Lori Bowman
    Written on April 18, 2018
    " This is the BEST Japanese home style cookbook. Beautiful photos, well written, excellent, simply delicious, simple to prepare recipes. I love the little stories that go with the recipes."
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    #6Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen

    Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen

    Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen is from the author of the groundbreaking series of traditional Japanese food published articles published in Gourmet magazine in 1975, Elizabeth Andoh.

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    Danielle Jensen
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I love Japanese food, but learning to cook it is difficult. I came across Washoku: Recipes from the Japanese Home Kitchen, and it's fabulous. These are traditional Japanese food articles published in Gourmet magazines in 1975. I've been following them to a T, and they are excellent. Highly recommend. "
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    #7Japanese Cooking - Contemporary & Traditional: Simple, Delicious, and Vegan

    Japanese Cooking - Contemporary & Traditional: Simple, Delicious, and Vegan
    Japanese Cooking - Contemporary & Traditional: Simple, Delicious, and Vegan by Japanese and vegetarian food expert Miyoko Nishimoto Schinner features traditional Japanese dishes and regional specialties.
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    Nathan Price
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Learning Japanese cooking is the most challenging thing I've tried in the kitchen. Not many resources in English are authentic but I found Japanese Cooking - Contemporary & Traditional: Simple, Delicious, and Vegan and I'm pleased with it."
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    #8The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetables

    The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetables

    The Japanese Grill: From Classic Yakitori to Steak, Seafood, and Vegetables by Chef Tadashi Ono and writer Harris Salat is a bold cookbook. It reveals that live-fire marries perfectly with mouthwatering Japanese ingredients.

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    Christian Hunter
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "this highly rated Japanese cook book is a must read"
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    #9An American Taste of Japan

    An American Taste of Japan

    An American Taste of Japan by Elizabeth Andoh was published in 1985. It's Andoh's second cookbook and it broadened her standing as America's number one interpreter of Japanese cuisine.

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    Jonathan Duncan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "My wife and I decided to try cooking something fancy and ordered An American Taste of Japan. I'm liking it so far, even though some of the instructions are not very clear."
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    #10Let's Cook Japanese Food: Everyday Recipes for Authentic Dishes

    Let's Cook Japanese Food: Everyday Recipes for Authentic Dishes

    Let's Cook Japanese Food: Everyday Recipes for Authentic Dishes from Amy Kaneko teaches home cooks how Japanese cooking can be delicious and easy by using easy to find ingredients, familiar techniques, authentic flavors.

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    Douglas Lopez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "for those who love the feel and old style of your classic cookbooks, this is the book for you. especially if you're into asian cuisine but need away to start from scratch."
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    #11Fasting And Eating For Health: 57 Delicious Recipes To Jump Start Your Weight Loss

    Fasting And Eating For Health: 57 Delicious Recipes To Jump Start Your Weight Loss

    Fasting And Eating For Health: 57 Delicious Recipes To Jump Start Your Weight Loss is a cooking reference book written by John Smith. It was published June 3, 2015 by John Smith.

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