Author(s): Nancy Hachisu Singleton
Japanese Farm Food offers readers a unique window into life on a Japanese farm through simple recipes cooked from family fields and other local, organic products. The multitude of vibrant images conveys an intimate, authentic portrait of life and food on a Japanese farm. With a focus on fresh and thoughtfully sourced ingredients, the recipes in Japanese Farm Food are perfect for fans of the farmer's market, and for home cooks looking for accessible Japanese dishes. Covering everything from pickles and soups to noodles, rice, and dipping sauces, with a special emphasis on vegetables, Hachisu demystifies the rural Japanese kitchen, laying bare the essential ingredients, equipment, and techniques needed for Japanese home cooking.
Nancy Singleton Hachisu moved from California to Japan in 1988, with the intention to stay for a year, learn Japanese, and return to the United States. Instead, she fell in love with a farmer, the culture, and the food, and has made the country her home.