Reprinted with permission from the book:
Cool Tools: Cooking Utensils from the Japanese Kitchen
Japanese cuisine is flourishing among the food-conscious all over the world - as are the recipe-laden cookbooks. Now, this book goes inside the kitchen, but this time into the cupboards and drawers, onto stovetops and wall hangers where all sorts of utensils, pots and pans are stored. Here are the items that are manipulated in the hands of the famous in their awe-inspiring kitchens - and the not-so-famous in their homes.
As with so many Japanese creations, the utensils that stock a Japanese kitchen are both functional and artistic. And the pieces that are the focus of this book are treated as both works of art and items of practical interest.
This is a book for the professional chef and the curious amateur, a perfect addition to the well-stocked cookbook library.