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:

Katrina said...

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

Yvonne said...

I'm hungry too! Great teaser!

bermudaonion said...

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.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

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

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

Staci said...

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

Missy B. said...

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

Allison Vaughn said...

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

Amy said...

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

Zia said...

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

kayerj said...

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

Stephanie said...

This sounds awesome!

Mine is here

apple blossom said...

good teasers.
Thanks for visiting my teaser.

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

Jennifer said...

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

Calico Crazy said...

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

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Sounds delicious!

Alyce said...

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. :)

Cecelia said...

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!

Laya said...

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

and thanks for dropping by my blog!

Lisa said...

yummy seaweed. Now i'm craving for sushi

here's mine

Anonymous said...

What a great teaser. So delicious.

septembermom said...

This does make the tummy rumble! Happy New Year!

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