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Dekura Hideo
The Fine Art of Japanese Cooking
Bay Books Sydney & London ?
0 85835 768 2
Slim book well illustrated with colour photographs of recipes and techniques

Downer Lesley
A Taste of Japan
The Book of the BBC TV Series
BBC Books 1991
0 563 36328 2
Good explanations and range of recipes

Downer & Yoneda Lesley & Minoru
Step-by-Step Japanese Cooking
The Apple Press 1989
Nearly 200 pages fully illustrating (in Colour) the utensils and techniques used in the recipes

Ferguson (compiler) Judith
Japanese Cooking
Tiger Books International plc 1991
1 85501 119 0
Slim book but fully illustrated with colour photographs of all the recipes

Jackson, Michael
Michael Jackson's Beer Companion
Second Edition
Mitchell Beazley 1997
1 84 000 006 6
The work on beers of the world, with considerable detail on Japan, well illustrated - an essential book if you want to really enjoy your trip to Japan - or anywhere else for that matter!  Check out Michael Jackson's web page.
Michael Jackson the Beer Hunter
Jackson, Michael
Dorling Kindersley 1998
More of a coffee table book than the Companion, but so well illustrated that anyone who has ever enjoyed a beer will be drooling over the pictures!  And it still manages to pack in lots of useful and interesting facts.

Kamekura, Watanabe & Bosker Junichi, Mamoru & Gideon
The art of the Japanese Lunch Box
Chronicle Books San Francisco 1989
Mouth-watering illustrations of regional speciality bento boxes.

Kataoka & Köhnen, Haruyo & Friederun
Japan - a cookbook
The flavour of Zen
Mosaik Verlag Munich 1993
Beautifully illustrated, straight forward recipes - good to look through as an introduction to Japanese food.

Kobayashi Yoko
Complete Japanese Cookbook
Hamlyn 1985
0 600 32470 2
Good basic recipes, well illustrated in colour

Kondo Sonoko
The Poetical Pursuit of Food
Japanese Recipes for American Cooks
Clarkson N Potter Inc 1986
Nearly 300 pages, mainly recipes, illustrated only by diagrams but giving good explanations of techniques, ingredients, and easily obtainable alternatives - don't think it is only suitable for America, we use it a lot ourselves (in the UK).

Passmore Jacki
Pleasures of Cooking Series
The Book Company 1992
1 86302 221 X
Slim book with about 100 recipes and 14 pages of well photographed colour illustrations

Spayde Jon
Japanese Cookery
Ward Lock 1988
Beautifully illustrated, with explanations of techniques and utensils used, and plenty of recipes to try

Sugawara Makoto
The Buddha and the Bento
Japanese Culture and Cuisine

The East Publications, Tokyo 1994
Food as related to Japanese culture and history, with execllent colour photographs.

Uehara & Schmidt-Muraki Shiro & Masumi
Japanische Küche

Heyne Bücher 1978
German text of recipes with a few colour photographs

Yamamoto & Hicks Katsuji & Roger W
Step by Step Sushi
How to prepare and present a host of beautiful Japanese dishes
The Apple Press 1990
94 pages with over 70 recipes with utensils and techniques fully illustrated in colour


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