FREE IN-PERSON EVENT: International bestselling author Nancy Singleton Hachisu (Japan: The Cookbook), returns to Bookshop Santa Cruz to celebrate Japan: The Vegetarian Cookbook, her beautiful new collection of over 250 healthy vegetarian recipes for home cooks.
"What an extraordinary book Nancy Singleton Hachisu has written about Japan and its vegetarian cuisine. The breadth of recipes is astonishing but never overwhelming and each page offers new delights. This is a must have book for anyone who loves vegetables!" – Amanda Cohen, James Beard-nominated chef and owner of Dirt Candy
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In this collection of new recipes, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, one of the most authoritative voices in Japanese home cooking today, showcases Japanese vegetarian dishes, bringing the exquisite flavors of the nation's elegant cuisine to those who follow a plant-based diet or want to lower the amount of fish and meat they eat.
Recipes are divided by cooking style—dressed, vinegared, deep-fried, simmered, steamed, stir-fried, grilled, pickled, and sweet—alongside which Hachisu shares her expert knowledge of the ingredients, culture, and traditions of this unique culinary style.
Nancy Singleton Hachisu is a native Californian who has lived with her Japanese farmer husband in Saitama prefecture since 1988. She is the author of four books, including Japan: The Cookbook, and has written for The Art of Eating, Lucky Peach, Saveur, Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Food, and BBC Travel. Hachisu also participated in the "Salt" episode of the Netflix series Salt Fat Acid Heat.