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Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto's Kikunoi Restaurant

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Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto's Kikunoi Restaurant
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The specialized cuisine served at Kyoto's famed Kikunoi restaurant is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, and Kaiseki, by owner / chef Yoshihiro Murata, is at once a cookbook and a work of art. This sumptuously illustrated volume features—in seasonal format—the style of cooking that began as tea ceremony accompaniment and developed into the highest form of Japanese cookery. Kaiseki celebrates the natural ingredients of each season with a spectacular presentation. After a front section explaining the history and components of kaiseki cuisine, Murata introduces his establishment's impressive menu. With candor and insight, he shares his thoughts on ingredients, preparation methods and the philosophy behind his dishes. He explains how the cuisine has changed over the years and continues to do so. His professional and personal accounts are enlightening; ranging, for example, from how some dishes evolve in the search for the proper combination of ingredients to a description of a learning encounter with a zen master. Approximately twenty dishes from each season, chosen by chef Murata, have been lovingly and carefully photographed to convey the experience of being an honored guest at his restaurant. Also included are the exact recipes direct from the Kikunoi kitchen, and a glossary of kaiseki terms. "It seems fitting that Kyoto should be the home of a cuisine, which, like the city itself, is born of an intimate communion between the work of man and the gifts of nature. This is what makes Yoshihiro Murata a truly unique chef." —Ferran Adrià [elBulli] "Chef Murata represents the best of a rarified area of Japanese cuisine: he has a firm commitment to traditional excellence along with a desire to always look for something fresh and innovative." —Nobu Matsuhisa [Nobu]

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AuthorYoshihiro Murata
BindingHardcover
Dewey Decimal Number641.5952
EAN9784770030221
ISBN4770030223
LabelKodansha International
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$45.00
ManufacturerKodansha International
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages192
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2006-09-08
PublisherKodansha International
StudioKodansha International
TitleKaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyoto's Kikunoi Restaurant
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CreatorFerran Adria
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