Dec 29, 2009

Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat by Naomi Moriyama

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading. Choose two sentences from your current read, and add the author and title for readers. Anyone can join in.


Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen
by Naomi Moriyama and William Doyle, 2006

"I think vegetables can be scandalously scrumptious....The creamy yellow flesh of eggplant becomes meltingly tender and almost sweet when it's grilled, broiled, or pan-fried and then garnished with a tiny bit of freshly grated gingerroot and soy sauce."  (ch. 5)
"Nori seaweed was something we ate in Japanese dishes, never in a sandwich.... I went home and said to my mother, "Nobody puts seaweed in a sandwich!"

She said, "Well, seaweed is good for you, but I will try not to do it again." (ch. 1)
Comment: Found this 2006 book in my library. A look at Japanese home cooking and recipes for keeping trim. I can certainly use more veggies and miso soup with bonito fish flakes, seaweed, edamame, soba noodles, and tofu. I'm considering this for my new year's resolution :)
About the authors: "Naomi Moriyama was born and raised in Tokyo and spent childhood summers on her grandparents' hillside farem in the Japanese countryside, eating tangerines from the trees and fresh vegetables from the family garden....Naomi lives in Manhattan with her husband and co-author William Doyle and travels to her mother's Tokyo kitchen several times a year."

From the Delta Trade Paperback Edition, published by Bantam Dell.     

23 comments:

  1. It made me hungry, thanks for sharing. Let us know if you decide to do it.

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  2. This does sound like a good book. My son spent a summer in Japan and came back raving about the food. All I can think is sushi, though.

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  3. Great fun teaser....it's true, they don't seem to get old or fat...LOL

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  4. Oh, yummy! Food that isn't necessarily BAD for you! In fact, good for you.

    Here's mine:

    http://laurel-rainsnowsreflections.blogspot.com/2009/12/teaser-tuesdays.html

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  5. Some of the food is fantastic while the seaweed....um, not so much!!

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  6. I would be hungry reading it! I love edamame...and Japanese eggplant. Enjoy!

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  7. Seaweed is a GREAT snack. There is this Asian Supermarket about 45 minutes from me.. and they had this dried seaweed crunchy snack and it smelled.. but oh my gosh it was addicting!

    I have this book, but haven't read it yet. :) Japanese food is amazing!

    Allison
    Well-Read Reviews

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  8. Yummy teaser! It sounds like a fun read. I love looking through cookbooks.

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  9. Some of that sounded great. The seaweed, not so much lol. Great teaser!

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  10. I'm not so much a fan of Japanese food--nice teaser though. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

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  11. good teasers.
    Thanks for visiting my teaser.

    http://myheartbelongs2books.blogspot.com/2009/12/teaser-tuesday-dec-29-2009.html

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  12. Sounds like an interesting book with delicious recipes. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/12/saying-goodbye-to-2009-teaser-tuesdays.html

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  13. Hmmm, I'm always open to new foods so I'll have to check this book out. My teaser is up at Calico Contemplations.

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  14. It looks like fun, but I've only had Japanese food once, so I'm not sure I'd be ready to commit to a new way of eating right off the bat. :)

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  15. Ah, veggies! We have a very happy relationship. Now, if I only felt the same way about seaweed... Great teaser! And thanks for coming by my blog!

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  16. They don't? Now I'm suddenly craving Japanese food and that book to read. XD

    and thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  17. yummy seaweed. Now i'm craving for sushi

    here's mine

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  18. This does make the tummy rumble! Happy New Year!

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