Simply Japanese: 100 Authentic Recipes for Easy Home Cooking


In Simply Japanese, Maori Murota gives homes cooks the ingredients, tools, and confidence they need to easily prepare dishes that are staples of Japanese family cuisine, such as udon, soba, miso, onigiri, and tofu.

Born and raised in Japan and now living in France, Maori couldn’t find the Japanese products she normally relied on due to the pandemic. To enjoy her favorite Japanese foods, she decided to try making them herself in her own kitchen. Drawing on her twenty years of experience as a caterer, she began experimenting, making batches of udon noodles, gyoza dough, and fermenting tsukemono pickles using locally sourced ingredients. The results were delicious! Maori was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make these authentic Japanese staples. Best of all, in creating these dishes from scratch, she felt a deep connection to her mother and grandmother whom she watched make these same delicious dishes by hand while she was growing up.

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