An Introduction to Japanese Cuisine

True Japanese food has a lightness, balance, and simplicity that any home cook can easily master.

“Japanese cuisine has a tremendous range of flavours and styles. Whatever my mood is, there’s something that satisfies me,” says Grace Young, author of Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge, “It’s based on colour, taste, and aroma—it should be beautiful to the eye, flavourful, and fragrant.” And it offers up flavours to suit virtually any palate. There are hot, spicy notes that will set tongues tingling alongside lightly seasoned dishes that are friendly to even the most delicate taste buds.