With the growing popularity of Japanese food, especially sushi, miso and green tea, this book has become increasingly relevant since its first release in 2000. Shirley Booth gives us a history of Japanese food, styles and traditions from Imperial cooking to temple cooking to the food of the Yatai (or street vendors). She explains every aspect of this great cuisine, from the ingredients and techniques, to the importance of colour and presentation, and she lists over 200 recipes to try at home. For anyone who wants to eat healthily. simply and stylishly, Japanese is an ideal choice, and incorporating Japanese foods and habits into your eating can be a way of staying slim and healthy, and living long.