Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen

Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My


Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen [KINDLE] ❆ Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen Author Naomi Moriyama – Polishdarling.co.uk What if there were a land where people lived longer than anywhere else on earth, the obesity rate was the lowest in the developed world, and women in their forties still looked like they were in their Don't Get ePUB ✓ What if there were a land where people lived longer than anywhere else on earth, the obesity rate was the lowest in Japanese Women Kindle - the developed world, and women in their forties still looked like they were in their twenties Wouldn t you want to know their Women Don't Get ePUB ☆ extraordinary secret Japanese born Naomi Moriyama reveals the secret to her own high energy, successful lifestyle and the key to the enduring health and beauty of Japanese women in this exciting new book The Japanese have the pleasure of eating one of the most delicious, nutritious, and naturally satisfying cuisines in the world without denial, without guiltand, yes, without getting fat or looking oldAs a young girl living in Tokyo, Naomi Moriyama grew up in the food utopia of the world, where fresh, simple, wholesome fare is prized as one of the greatest joys of life She also spent much time basking in that other great center of Japanese food culture her mother Chizuko s Tokyo kitchen Now she brings the traditional secrets of her mother s kitchen to you in a book that embodies the perfect marriage of nature and culinary wisdom Japanese home style cookingIf you think you ve eaten Japanese food, you haven t tasted anything yet Japanese home style cooking isn t just about sushi and raw fish but good, old fashioned everyday Japanese mom s cooking that s stood the test of time and waistlines for decades Reflected in this unique way of cooking are the age old traditional values of family and the abiding Japanese love of simplicity, nature, and good health It s the kind of food that millions of Japanese women like Naomi eat every day to stay healthy, slim, and youthful while pursuing an energetic, successful, on the go lifestyle Even better, it s fast, it s easy, and you can start with something as simple as introducing brown rice to your diet You ll begin feeling the benefits that keep Japanese women among the youngest looking in the world after your very next meal If you re tired of counting calories, counting carbs, and counting on being disappointed with diets that don t work and don t satisfy, it s time to discover one of the best kept and most delicious secrets for a healthier, slimmer, and long living lifestyle It s time to discover the Japanese fountain of youth.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format Wouldn t you want to know their Women Don't Get ePUB ☆ extraordinary secret Japanese born Naomi Moriyama reveals the secret to her own high energy, successful lifestyle and the key to the enduring health and beauty of Japanese women in this exciting new book The Japanese have the pleasure of eating one of the most delicious, nutritious, and naturally satisfying cuisines in the world without denial, without guiltand, yes, without getting fat or looking oldAs a young girl living in Tokyo, Naomi Moriyama grew up in the food utopia of the world, where fresh, simple, wholesome fare is prized as one of the greatest joys of life She also spent much time basking in that other great center of Japanese food culture her mother Chizuko s Tokyo kitchen Now she brings the traditional secrets of her mother s kitchen to you in a book that embodies the perfect marriage of nature and culinary wisdom Japanese home style cookingIf you think you ve eaten Japanese food, you haven t tasted anything yet Japanese home style cooking isn t just about sushi and raw fish but good, old fashioned everyday Japanese mom s cooking that s stood the test of time and waistlines for decades Reflected in this unique way of cooking are the age old traditional values of family and the abiding Japanese love of simplicity, nature, and good health It s the kind of food that millions of Japanese women like Naomi eat every day to stay healthy, slim, and youthful while pursuing an energetic, successful, on the go lifestyle Even better, it s fast, it s easy, and you can start with something as simple as introducing brown rice to your diet You ll begin feeling the benefits that keep Japanese women among the youngest looking in the world after your very next meal If you re tired of counting calories, counting carbs, and counting on being disappointed with diets that don t work and don t satisfy, it s time to discover one of the best kept and most delicious secrets for a healthier, slimmer, and long living lifestyle It s time to discover the Japanese fountain of youth."/>
  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen
  • Naomi Moriyama
  • English
  • 13 May 2019
  • 0385339984

About the Author: Naomi Moriyama

Don't Get ePUB ✓ Naomi Moriyama is a Manhattan mom and author of Secrets of the World s Healthiest Children Why Japanese Children Have the Longest, Japanese Women Kindle - Healthiest Lives and How Yours Can, Too translated into languages so far , Japanese Women Don t Get Old or Fat Secrets Women Don't Get ePUB ☆ of My Mother s Tokyo Kitchen translated into languages , and The Japan Diet Days to a Slimmer You Naomi has served as Chief Marketing Consultant for Ralph Lauren Japan, as Director of Marketing at HBO in New York, and as Account Executive at Grey Advertising in Tokyo and New York She grew up in Tokyo but now lives in New York City with her nine year old son and her husband and co author, William DoyleFacebook.



10 thoughts on “Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen

  1. chynna chynna says:

    I ve covered half the book So far i ve reestablished that americans are fat Not entirely caused by fast food as an american staple, but because we dont do that recommended 10,000 stepsEspecially in california, our asses drive everywhere Need to go to the post office drive there Need to buy groceries Drive there Need to go to your neighbors house I know your ass is going to drive there if its hot outside In Japan, people walk or ride a bicycle even if they have three bags of grocerie I ve covered half the book So far i ve reestablished that americans are fat Not entirely caused by fast food as an american staple, but because we dont do that recommended 10,000 stepsEspecially in california, our asses drive everywhere Need to go to the post office drive there Need to buy groceries Drive there Need to go to your neighbors house I know your ass is going to drive there if its hot outside In Japan, people walk or ride a bicycle even if they have three bags of groceries On the downside, being thin is a mental issue as wellbut i m pretty sure it s the same here too I think the biggest thing i ve picked up is they re philosophy on food Food is art Food is love Food isn t just made, its created whether its gourmet or homecooked Unlike the american culture, eating food is an art They savor every bite and every taste OH and everything has its own small container a soup bowl, rice bowl, sauce container, chopstick stand Ergo, everything is portion controlled And my last favorite is eating with chopsticks I guess eating with chopsticks takesconcentration, so you re not rushing and i think you get full faster i think the last half are mostly recipes

  2. Carol Carol says:

    Japanese women don t get fat Why Naomi Moriyama grew up in Japan, and later moved to Chicago and then New York When she first moved to the U.S., she was surprised and even shocked by the first item she was served in the U.S.A giant glass of orange juice.How can anyone drink this, she thought It s way too big.Quickly, however, she Americanized herself, eating larger portions, filling up on quick foods, hamburgers, ice cream and lots of dairy She gained a lot of weight in a short time, so that Japanese women don t get fat Why Naomi Moriyama grew up in Japan, and later moved to Chicago and then New York When she first moved to the U.S., she was surprised and even shocked by the first item she was served in the U.S.A giant glass of orange juice.How can anyone drink this, she thought It s way too big.Quickly, however, she Americanized herself, eating larger portions, filling up on quick foods, hamburgers, ice cream and lots of dairy She gained a lot of weight in a short time, so that when she returned home, the first thing her mother said was you re fat According to Moriyama, women in Japan don t have special skinny genes In fact, when they move to the western diet, they gain lots of weight.So, what s the secret What s so special about food, or life in Japan I ll give you a few of her ideas in point form 1 Practice hara hachi bunme, that s a Japanese term for eat until you are 80 percent full This is not news for most of us, but how many of us do it 2 Control your portion size Moriyama gives us some good tips on how this can be done Use many small beautiful bowls, and eat only a small portion of any one item I ve been trying this, and I find that it really works I m one of those people who, out of habit, eats everything on my plate If my plate is smaller I eat less Though I, personally, don t need to lose weight, eating less really does my digestive system a favour 3 Eat and chew your food at a leisurely pace This is a toughie 4 Eatfish, fruit and vegetables.5 Replace bread and potatoes with rice.Moriyama has manypoints, and it is worth reading her book for a fuller discussion of Japansese ways She also gives many recipes, and even explains a Samarai diet, for those interested.I do have two criticisms to make First, Moriyama doesn t seriously deal with the problem of diminishing fish supplies globally If everyone ate as much fish as the Japanese, there would be little salmon etc left I also haven t found the speciality food items she suggests getting very easy to find If you live in a rural area, you may have to travel some distance to obtain soba noodles, for instance, or shisho What Moriyama has convincingly shown, however, is the miracle of eating less, and how it can be done.Hats off to Japanese portion control I do believe that it could help most of us who are used to eating too much

  3. Mackenzie Roebuck-walsh Mackenzie Roebuck-walsh says:

    Some great recipes and tips eat small portions, truly do eat your fruits and vegetables, make fruit your dessert, use a wok to cook veggies at a high heat which will let them keep their color ect.I disagree with her on some points just like her I gained 20 lbs but it was moving to Japan from America it is not the country that is the problem but what you choose to eat in that country If you eat nothing but pizza and treats you will get fat If you are not used to eating mountains of rice at Some great recipes and tips eat small portions, truly do eat your fruits and vegetables, make fruit your dessert, use a wok to cook veggies at a high heat which will let them keep their color ect.I disagree with her on some points just like her I gained 20 lbs but it was moving to Japan from America it is not the country that is the problem but what you choose to eat in that country If you eat nothing but pizza and treats you will get fat If you are not used to eating mountains of rice at every meal you will also get fat Rice is used as a filler food like eating dinner rolls I ve never been a fan of the dinner rolls myself and now find it important to ask for the smallest portions of rice possible unless of course a career in sumo is your dream

  4. Kathy Kathy says:

    I really enjoyed French Women don t get fat and I love Japanese food, so there was very litte chance I wouldn t love this book I don t think there are any diet secrets in here, just cookat home and go out less, eat smaller portions, enjoy you food It s the usual diet advice But it is a very nice introduction to Japanese cooking I love how once you get a few ingredients you can make most of the recipes I ve made some and find the Japanese Country Power Breakfast to be very good and pre I really enjoyed French Women don t get fat and I love Japanese food, so there was very litte chance I wouldn t love this book I don t think there are any diet secrets in here, just cookat home and go out less, eat smaller portions, enjoy you food It s the usual diet advice But it is a very nice introduction to Japanese cooking I love how once you get a few ingredients you can make most of the recipes I ve made some and find the Japanese Country Power Breakfast to be very good and pretty easy to do if you boil the eggs and cook the rice before hand My family doesn t like cooked spinach so I don t know what I was thinking when I made the spinach and bonito flakes, but they have eaten everything else The kids particularly like the rice balls

  5. Marie Marie says:

    Naomi Moriyama grew up in Tokyo with a typical Japanese mom provided attractive, nourishing food for her daughter.,.on the strict orders of Naomi s school On the first day of school, a teacher made a speech We request that every mother make lunch for your daughter every day Our main theme at this school is to help our students learn how to be giving and loving One of the ways your daughter learns this is from your love packed lunch box Can you imagine hearing this kind of a message in an Naomi Moriyama grew up in Tokyo with a typical Japanese mom provided attractive, nourishing food for her daughter.,.on the strict orders of Naomi s school On the first day of school, a teacher made a speech We request that every mother make lunch for your daughter every day Our main theme at this school is to help our students learn how to be giving and loving One of the ways your daughter learns this is from your love packed lunch box Can you imagine hearing this kind of a message in an American school Moriyama ended up moving to the U.S to attend college and subsequently met and married her American husband But she also came to miss and appreciate her mom s Japanese home cooking.This book is a combination health book and cookbook Moriyama includes statistics about how Japanese people live longer and have the lowest obesity rates in the world They are also extremely active few Japanese people use their cars every day, especially city residents instead they use mass transit, walk, or bicycle I walkedduring the three years I lived in Japan than I ve ever walked in my life.Moriyama also shares her own personal experiences for example, when she arrived in the American Midwest to attend college, she gained a great deal of weight right away When she moved back to Tokyo for awhile, she lost it all without dieting or exercising The Japanese lifestyle, combined with fresh ingredients and home cooking, is the secret sauce As I was reading Moriyama s stories, I kept thinking of my wonderful stay in an old, traditional Japanese farmhouse on the western coast of Honshu the most populated island in Japan , where we picked fresh persimmons, mountain potatoes, and mandarin oranges My friend Debbie and I learned how to make gyoza potstickers and sushi, and the family had a brazier fired kotatsu where they ate dinner each day A kotatsu is a wonderful table with a heater underneath it we had one in our apartment with an electric heater, and the heat was kept under the table with a blanketI loved that kotatsu as we didn t have central heating That weekend was the most traditional Japanese of any time I spent in Japan it was fantastic View my blog at for some photos of that weekend.Japanese home cooking is so muchthan sushi and sashimiyou can findof it at American Japanese restaurants than when we first returned from Japan I loved delicacies such as spinach soaked in ground sesame seeds, okonomiyaki Japanese style pizza , takoyaki octopus balls , yaki soba fried noodles , ramen noodle soup , gyoza, zaru soba cold soba noodles with a dipping sauce , oyakodonburi chicken and egg over rice , clams in sake broth, anything cooked with miso, rice balls with pickled plum seasoning, mochi with red bean paste, broiled mackerel or salmon, nabe a soup that consists of each person dipping his or her own meat and veggies into a broth , traditional Japanese breakfasts, and edamame steamed soybeans, now readily available in the U.SMoriyama also enfolds some priceless Japanese history in her pages, including the stories of some kick ass Japanese women in ancient times Queen Himiko and Tomoe Gozen I need to learnabout these two This book made me miss Japan and Japanese food so much I love the way Moriyama gives tribute to her mom s own Tokyo kitchenand I definitely want to incorporateJapanese cooking into our own kitchen But the truth is that cooking Japanese does take a great dealtime, and we don t all have Japanese housewives in our families I made one of the recipes in the book the other night Eggplant Sauteed with Miso and it was oishii delicious This book inspired me to doJapanese cooking and thinkabout what I m eating is it fresh Is it processed Has it been made with love And I m longing for Japan

  6. Sophia Sun P. Sophia Sun P. says:

    Found it at a garage sale, thank baby Jesus since I would have kicked myself in my none but I wish it was JLo behind We know North Americans are fat, and fast food is available and abundant We also know that Asians are of a smaller build, and may may not have held a better diet.What s funny is that the most chronic of all, disgustingly obsessed with being smaller then anyone else anywhere are my Asian friends relatives They get a rice bowl, they cut it in half, they do drink miso because t Found it at a garage sale, thank baby Jesus since I would have kicked myself in my none but I wish it was JLo behind We know North Americans are fat, and fast food is available and abundant We also know that Asians are of a smaller build, and may may not have held a better diet.What s funny is that the most chronic of all, disgustingly obsessed with being smaller then anyone else anywhere are my Asian friends relatives They get a rice bowl, they cut it in half, they do drink miso because the saltiness makes them feel fuller Tricks of the trade So the whole time I was reading this, I kept thinking then why is everyone dieting like it s their full time job Why was my cousin who came back from exchange sent to fat camp they wrap you up in Saran wrap, and put you in a room the size of a refrigerator with a small window Why is the first comment out of aunties or her friends mouth is you lost or gained This book was too smug for me, made it sound too easy Losing weight never is, and its never given me a calm homelike feeling Yeah, eating fried potato is bad for your waistline but there is also a reason white rice is on the outs p.s Not everyone anywhere in world diets unhealthily I am generalizing some are fit and do it right, and some are born lucky with superhuman metabolisms

  7. Gail Gail says:

    I liked copying the recipes and vocabulary down I don t know when these might come in handy Good to know the different varieties of green tea, and how to properly brew and serve them And also the different types of tofu, and how to handle them The strength of this book is in the little details in how to serve, how to handle or how to choose ingredients.I wished there were pictures to go along with the recipes, though.

  8. Amanda Amanda says:

    This book was a huge inspiration to me, inspiring a new passion for food and changing the way I eat dramatically This was not as some people labeled it, a dangerous diet fad endorced by Victoria Beckham that would turn its followers into celery obcessed stick insects afraid of going out in a strong wind Moriyama presents a food culture common to Japan s older generation that is fast becoming as alien to Japan s youth as it is to the west Delving into her childhood, Moriyama takes us back to h This book was a huge inspiration to me, inspiring a new passion for food and changing the way I eat dramatically This was not as some people labeled it, a dangerous diet fad endorced by Victoria Beckham that would turn its followers into celery obcessed stick insects afraid of going out in a strong wind Moriyama presents a food culture common to Japan s older generation that is fast becoming as alien to Japan s youth as it is to the west Delving into her childhood, Moriyama takes us back to her family home, sharing with us their great passion for good, old fashioned, traditional Japanese food centred around rice, vegetables and green tea In contrast, she takes us to her years as a student in the US, eating stacks of syrup covered pancakes, where she balloned in size, then watched the weight melt away effortless as she moved back home and begins to eat traditionally again With many traditional and straight forward everyday Japanese dishes to try not the exciting restaurant style Japanese cookery of a traditional cookery book and advice on the basics, like cooking shortgrain rice and brewing different types of green tea, Moriyama introduces her readers to a new, common sense food philosophy and its one I firmly subscribe to Thank you Moriyama

  9. Janet Janet says:

    This book was charming and delightful and I loved the stories about Naomi s mother Chizuko I now understand my own mom s obsession with food, freshness and umami The typical Japanese child is well fed and develops a very discriminating palate Growing up, my mom never served rolls or bread with meals, but there was always a variety of vegetables no heavy sauces or gravy masking the fresh taste of the food Sweets for dessert were unheard of and yet I never missed it We always had fresh fru This book was charming and delightful and I loved the stories about Naomi s mother Chizuko I now understand my own mom s obsession with food, freshness and umami The typical Japanese child is well fed and develops a very discriminating palate Growing up, my mom never served rolls or bread with meals, but there was always a variety of vegetables no heavy sauces or gravy masking the fresh taste of the food Sweets for dessert were unheard of and yet I never missed it We always had fresh fruit in season My mom used to take on a different demeanor when cooking her favorite Japanese dishescare was taken and there wasenjoyment and savoring of the final product It is totally unlike the American food experience and I think Naomi Moriyama did a great job describing how and why it s so different

  10. Emily Emily says:

    What an interesting book I don t know if I m extra hungry lately or what, but I have beenandinterested in books involving recipes Especially from cuisine I m less familiar with This was a good book, and not nearly as.diet oriented as the title may suggest It touts the traditional Japanese diet as a solution to weight gain and live longer, citing many studies She is rather even handed in mentioning criticisms that have been made of elements of the diet soy, white rice and su What an interesting book I don t know if I m extra hungry lately or what, but I have beenandinterested in books involving recipes Especially from cuisine I m less familiar with This was a good book, and not nearly as.diet oriented as the title may suggest It touts the traditional Japanese diet as a solution to weight gain and live longer, citing many studies She is rather even handed in mentioning criticisms that have been made of elements of the diet soy, white rice and such The story is told by a Japanese woman who lives in America and has returned to her childhood way of eating Japanese cuisine from her mother s kitchen She not only cites recipes, but also explains different ways in which a Japanese kitchen differs from a western kitchen, tools and ingredients we don t have and would need for cooking in this way The recipes are included, and it is endorsed as a lifestyle change, not just a few recipes to enjoy Enjoyable read, and lots of great recipes

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10 thoughts on “Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen

  1. chynna chynna says:

    I ve covered half the book So far i ve reestablished that americans are fat Not entirely caused by fast food as an american staple, but because we dont do that recommended 10,000 stepsEspecially in california, our asses drive everywhere Need to go to the post office drive there Need to buy groceries Drive there Need to go to your neighbors house I know your ass is going to drive there if its hot outside In Japan, people walk or ride a bicycle even if they have three bags of grocerie I ve covered half the book So far i ve reestablished that americans are fat Not entirely caused by fast food as an american staple, but because we dont do that recommended 10,000 stepsEspecially in california, our asses drive everywhere Need to go to the post office drive there Need to buy groceries Drive there Need to go to your neighbors house I know your ass is going to drive there if its hot outside In Japan, people walk or ride a bicycle even if they have three bags of groceries On the downside, being thin is a mental issue as wellbut i m pretty sure it s the same here too I think the biggest thing i ve picked up is they re philosophy on food Food is art Food is love Food isn t just made, its created whether its gourmet or homecooked Unlike the american culture, eating food is an art They savor every bite and every taste OH and everything has its own small container a soup bowl, rice bowl, sauce container, chopstick stand Ergo, everything is portion controlled And my last favorite is eating with chopsticks I guess eating with chopsticks takesconcentration, so you re not rushing and i think you get full faster i think the last half are mostly recipes


  2. Carol Carol says:

    Japanese women don t get fat Why Naomi Moriyama grew up in Japan, and later moved to Chicago and then New York When she first moved to the U.S., she was surprised and even shocked by the first item she was served in the U.S.A giant glass of orange juice.How can anyone drink this, she thought It s way too big.Quickly, however, she Americanized herself, eating larger portions, filling up on quick foods, hamburgers, ice cream and lots of dairy She gained a lot of weight in a short time, so that Japanese women don t get fat Why Naomi Moriyama grew up in Japan, and later moved to Chicago and then New York When she first moved to the U.S., she was surprised and even shocked by the first item she was served in the U.S.A giant glass of orange juice.How can anyone drink this, she thought It s way too big.Quickly, however, she Americanized herself, eating larger portions, filling up on quick foods, hamburgers, ice cream and lots of dairy She gained a lot of weight in a short time, so that when she returned home, the first thing her mother said was you re fat According to Moriyama, women in Japan don t have special skinny genes In fact, when they move to the western diet, they gain lots of weight.So, what s the secret What s so special about food, or life in Japan I ll give you a few of her ideas in point form 1 Practice hara hachi bunme, that s a Japanese term for eat until you are 80 percent full This is not news for most of us, but how many of us do it 2 Control your portion size Moriyama gives us some good tips on how this can be done Use many small beautiful bowls, and eat only a small portion of any one item I ve been trying this, and I find that it really works I m one of those people who, out of habit, eats everything on my plate If my plate is smaller I eat less Though I, personally, don t need to lose weight, eating less really does my digestive system a favour 3 Eat and chew your food at a leisurely pace This is a toughie 4 Eatfish, fruit and vegetables.5 Replace bread and potatoes with rice.Moriyama has manypoints, and it is worth reading her book for a fuller discussion of Japansese ways She also gives many recipes, and even explains a Samarai diet, for those interested.I do have two criticisms to make First, Moriyama doesn t seriously deal with the problem of diminishing fish supplies globally If everyone ate as much fish as the Japanese, there would be little salmon etc left I also haven t found the speciality food items she suggests getting very easy to find If you live in a rural area, you may have to travel some distance to obtain soba noodles, for instance, or shisho What Moriyama has convincingly shown, however, is the miracle of eating less, and how it can be done.Hats off to Japanese portion control I do believe that it could help most of us who are used to eating too much


  3. Mackenzie Roebuck-walsh Mackenzie Roebuck-walsh says:

    Some great recipes and tips eat small portions, truly do eat your fruits and vegetables, make fruit your dessert, use a wok to cook veggies at a high heat which will let them keep their color ect.I disagree with her on some points just like her I gained 20 lbs but it was moving to Japan from America it is not the country that is the problem but what you choose to eat in that country If you eat nothing but pizza and treats you will get fat If you are not used to eating mountains of rice at Some great recipes and tips eat small portions, truly do eat your fruits and vegetables, make fruit your dessert, use a wok to cook veggies at a high heat which will let them keep their color ect.I disagree with her on some points just like her I gained 20 lbs but it was moving to Japan from America it is not the country that is the problem but what you choose to eat in that country If you eat nothing but pizza and treats you will get fat If you are not used to eating mountains of rice at every meal you will also get fat Rice is used as a filler food like eating dinner rolls I ve never been a fan of the dinner rolls myself and now find it important to ask for the smallest portions of rice possible unless of course a career in sumo is your dream


  4. Kathy Kathy says:

    I really enjoyed French Women don t get fat and I love Japanese food, so there was very litte chance I wouldn t love this book I don t think there are any diet secrets in here, just cookat home and go out less, eat smaller portions, enjoy you food It s the usual diet advice But it is a very nice introduction to Japanese cooking I love how once you get a few ingredients you can make most of the recipes I ve made some and find the Japanese Country Power Breakfast to be very good and pre I really enjoyed French Women don t get fat and I love Japanese food, so there was very litte chance I wouldn t love this book I don t think there are any diet secrets in here, just cookat home and go out less, eat smaller portions, enjoy you food It s the usual diet advice But it is a very nice introduction to Japanese cooking I love how once you get a few ingredients you can make most of the recipes I ve made some and find the Japanese Country Power Breakfast to be very good and pretty easy to do if you boil the eggs and cook the rice before hand My family doesn t like cooked spinach so I don t know what I was thinking when I made the spinach and bonito flakes, but they have eaten everything else The kids particularly like the rice balls


  5. Marie Marie says:

    Naomi Moriyama grew up in Tokyo with a typical Japanese mom provided attractive, nourishing food for her daughter.,.on the strict orders of Naomi s school On the first day of school, a teacher made a speech We request that every mother make lunch for your daughter every day Our main theme at this school is to help our students learn how to be giving and loving One of the ways your daughter learns this is from your love packed lunch box Can you imagine hearing this kind of a message in an Naomi Moriyama grew up in Tokyo with a typical Japanese mom provided attractive, nourishing food for her daughter.,.on the strict orders of Naomi s school On the first day of school, a teacher made a speech We request that every mother make lunch for your daughter every day Our main theme at this school is to help our students learn how to be giving and loving One of the ways your daughter learns this is from your love packed lunch box Can you imagine hearing this kind of a message in an American school Moriyama ended up moving to the U.S to attend college and subsequently met and married her American husband But she also came to miss and appreciate her mom s Japanese home cooking.This book is a combination health book and cookbook Moriyama includes statistics about how Japanese people live longer and have the lowest obesity rates in the world They are also extremely active few Japanese people use their cars every day, especially city residents instead they use mass transit, walk, or bicycle I walkedduring the three years I lived in Japan than I ve ever walked in my life.Moriyama also shares her own personal experiences for example, when she arrived in the American Midwest to attend college, she gained a great deal of weight right away When she moved back to Tokyo for awhile, she lost it all without dieting or exercising The Japanese lifestyle, combined with fresh ingredients and home cooking, is the secret sauce As I was reading Moriyama s stories, I kept thinking of my wonderful stay in an old, traditional Japanese farmhouse on the western coast of Honshu the most populated island in Japan , where we picked fresh persimmons, mountain potatoes, and mandarin oranges My friend Debbie and I learned how to make gyoza potstickers and sushi, and the family had a brazier fired kotatsu where they ate dinner each day A kotatsu is a wonderful table with a heater underneath it we had one in our apartment with an electric heater, and the heat was kept under the table with a blanketI loved that kotatsu as we didn t have central heating That weekend was the most traditional Japanese of any time I spent in Japan it was fantastic View my blog at for some photos of that weekend.Japanese home cooking is so muchthan sushi and sashimiyou can findof it at American Japanese restaurants than when we first returned from Japan I loved delicacies such as spinach soaked in ground sesame seeds, okonomiyaki Japanese style pizza , takoyaki octopus balls , yaki soba fried noodles , ramen noodle soup , gyoza, zaru soba cold soba noodles with a dipping sauce , oyakodonburi chicken and egg over rice , clams in sake broth, anything cooked with miso, rice balls with pickled plum seasoning, mochi with red bean paste, broiled mackerel or salmon, nabe a soup that consists of each person dipping his or her own meat and veggies into a broth , traditional Japanese breakfasts, and edamame steamed soybeans, now readily available in the U.SMoriyama also enfolds some priceless Japanese history in her pages, including the stories of some kick ass Japanese women in ancient times Queen Himiko and Tomoe Gozen I need to learnabout these two This book made me miss Japan and Japanese food so much I love the way Moriyama gives tribute to her mom s own Tokyo kitchenand I definitely want to incorporateJapanese cooking into our own kitchen But the truth is that cooking Japanese does take a great dealtime, and we don t all have Japanese housewives in our families I made one of the recipes in the book the other night Eggplant Sauteed with Miso and it was oishii delicious This book inspired me to doJapanese cooking and thinkabout what I m eating is it fresh Is it processed Has it been made with love And I m longing for Japan


  6. Sophia Sun P. Sophia Sun P. says:

    Found it at a garage sale, thank baby Jesus since I would have kicked myself in my none but I wish it was JLo behind We know North Americans are fat, and fast food is available and abundant We also know that Asians are of a smaller build, and may may not have held a better diet.What s funny is that the most chronic of all, disgustingly obsessed with being smaller then anyone else anywhere are my Asian friends relatives They get a rice bowl, they cut it in half, they do drink miso because t Found it at a garage sale, thank baby Jesus since I would have kicked myself in my none but I wish it was JLo behind We know North Americans are fat, and fast food is available and abundant We also know that Asians are of a smaller build, and may may not have held a better diet.What s funny is that the most chronic of all, disgustingly obsessed with being smaller then anyone else anywhere are my Asian friends relatives They get a rice bowl, they cut it in half, they do drink miso because the saltiness makes them feel fuller Tricks of the trade So the whole time I was reading this, I kept thinking then why is everyone dieting like it s their full time job Why was my cousin who came back from exchange sent to fat camp they wrap you up in Saran wrap, and put you in a room the size of a refrigerator with a small window Why is the first comment out of aunties or her friends mouth is you lost or gained This book was too smug for me, made it sound too easy Losing weight never is, and its never given me a calm homelike feeling Yeah, eating fried potato is bad for your waistline but there is also a reason white rice is on the outs p.s Not everyone anywhere in world diets unhealthily I am generalizing some are fit and do it right, and some are born lucky with superhuman metabolisms


  7. Gail Gail says:

    I liked copying the recipes and vocabulary down I don t know when these might come in handy Good to know the different varieties of green tea, and how to properly brew and serve them And also the different types of tofu, and how to handle them The strength of this book is in the little details in how to serve, how to handle or how to choose ingredients.I wished there were pictures to go along with the recipes, though.


  8. Amanda Amanda says:

    This book was a huge inspiration to me, inspiring a new passion for food and changing the way I eat dramatically This was not as some people labeled it, a dangerous diet fad endorced by Victoria Beckham that would turn its followers into celery obcessed stick insects afraid of going out in a strong wind Moriyama presents a food culture common to Japan s older generation that is fast becoming as alien to Japan s youth as it is to the west Delving into her childhood, Moriyama takes us back to h This book was a huge inspiration to me, inspiring a new passion for food and changing the way I eat dramatically This was not as some people labeled it, a dangerous diet fad endorced by Victoria Beckham that would turn its followers into celery obcessed stick insects afraid of going out in a strong wind Moriyama presents a food culture common to Japan s older generation that is fast becoming as alien to Japan s youth as it is to the west Delving into her childhood, Moriyama takes us back to her family home, sharing with us their great passion for good, old fashioned, traditional Japanese food centred around rice, vegetables and green tea In contrast, she takes us to her years as a student in the US, eating stacks of syrup covered pancakes, where she balloned in size, then watched the weight melt away effortless as she moved back home and begins to eat traditionally again With many traditional and straight forward everyday Japanese dishes to try not the exciting restaurant style Japanese cookery of a traditional cookery book and advice on the basics, like cooking shortgrain rice and brewing different types of green tea, Moriyama introduces her readers to a new, common sense food philosophy and its one I firmly subscribe to Thank you Moriyama


  9. Janet Janet says:

    This book was charming and delightful and I loved the stories about Naomi s mother Chizuko I now understand my own mom s obsession with food, freshness and umami The typical Japanese child is well fed and develops a very discriminating palate Growing up, my mom never served rolls or bread with meals, but there was always a variety of vegetables no heavy sauces or gravy masking the fresh taste of the food Sweets for dessert were unheard of and yet I never missed it We always had fresh fru This book was charming and delightful and I loved the stories about Naomi s mother Chizuko I now understand my own mom s obsession with food, freshness and umami The typical Japanese child is well fed and develops a very discriminating palate Growing up, my mom never served rolls or bread with meals, but there was always a variety of vegetables no heavy sauces or gravy masking the fresh taste of the food Sweets for dessert were unheard of and yet I never missed it We always had fresh fruit in season My mom used to take on a different demeanor when cooking her favorite Japanese dishescare was taken and there wasenjoyment and savoring of the final product It is totally unlike the American food experience and I think Naomi Moriyama did a great job describing how and why it s so different


  10. Emily Emily says:

    What an interesting book I don t know if I m extra hungry lately or what, but I have beenandinterested in books involving recipes Especially from cuisine I m less familiar with This was a good book, and not nearly as.diet oriented as the title may suggest It touts the traditional Japanese diet as a solution to weight gain and live longer, citing many studies She is rather even handed in mentioning criticisms that have been made of elements of the diet soy, white rice and su What an interesting book I don t know if I m extra hungry lately or what, but I have beenandinterested in books involving recipes Especially from cuisine I m less familiar with This was a good book, and not nearly as.diet oriented as the title may suggest It touts the traditional Japanese diet as a solution to weight gain and live longer, citing many studies She is rather even handed in mentioning criticisms that have been made of elements of the diet soy, white rice and such The story is told by a Japanese woman who lives in America and has returned to her childhood way of eating Japanese cuisine from her mother s kitchen She not only cites recipes, but also explains different ways in which a Japanese kitchen differs from a western kitchen, tools and ingredients we don t have and would need for cooking in this way The recipes are included, and it is endorsed as a lifestyle change, not just a few recipes to enjoy Enjoyable read, and lots of great recipes


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