Nancy Hachisu – Japanese Farm Food

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  • Victoria

    Nice, Elise.
    I love Japanese cuisine, and this book is perfect to me!
    Thanks for sharing your review.

  • Lisa Stone

    Oh how beautiful — I have found a new gift book! Congratulations to Nancy. These photographs are incredible.

  • la fata della zucca

    Thank you for sharing this book: seems amazing, I’ll surely add this to my wish list for Xmas!

  • Becky

    One of my best friends in grad school was Japanese — and a former home ec teacher I might add — who threw the most amazing dinner parties. Because of her, I’ve grown to love Japanese food, but I’ve also been too intimidated to try the recipes out myself. I am glad to hear this book has a heavy-helping of easy-to-make recipes. I will check it out for sure!

  • Kumi

    Reading the column, I ordered this book. I can’t wait to receive it. By the way, I’m Japanese and love to cook!

  • Beth Sullivan

    I ordered this book shortly after you first mentioned it and it just arrived! It is indeed a beauty! Thank you for sharing it!

  • Jenny

    As a half-Japanese woman, I have never learned to cook any Japanese food, even though my Japanese mother used to own a Noodle restaurant in San Diego, CA. I also lived in Japan as a child. I was so excited to see your book because it looks like the type of foods that I remember eating as a child. One of my favorite memories was buying a charcoal cooked sweet potato from a vendor, carrying it for warmth in my pocket, and eating it enroute to school. I am excited and look forward to ordering your book this week!

  • Kim Akari

    I agree! Honolulu would receive this book well. I have ordered my copy and am excited to read it! My mom is going in a trip to Japan in the spring and I am thinking this will make a perfect holiday gift to get excited about her trip.

  • KarinGal

    Sad that Honolulu’s not on the list of tour locations. Do you realize how successful that book would be here?!? The demographic here is perfect for this book. Either way, can’t wait to get one for myself. Thanks for the heads-up on this cool book.

  • Rocky Mountain Woman

    I’ve been on the hunt for a book about Japanese food for a few months now.

    This looks perfect!

  • Fran

    Fabulous review of a wonderful book. I feel as though I am getting to know Nancy, her family and her life so intimately now as I make my way through her book. I wish I could actually hold the book in my hands, but finding it in the iBooks store was a very happy surprise. I’ve been craving Asian food so much since moving here and like you say in your review — there are a number of “why didn’t I think of that” recipes, tips and tricks that help me through the No Asian Food zone I’m living in. Now, if I could just find a way to incorporate corn tortillas into one of her recipes. hahahaha!