Shoku-Iku : Japanese Conscious Eating for a Long and Healthy Life, Paperback

Shoku-Iku : Japanese Conscious Eating for a Long and Healthy Life Paperback

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Shoku-Iku is the way that Japanese people are taught about healthy food.

It is part of the culture. This book reveals the secrets to how the Japanese stay so healthy in easyto-follow principles so you, too, can learn to eat mindfully, the Shoku-Iku way. Each of the five recipe chapters centres on one cooking method: steaming (or microwaving); grilling; simmering; no-cook; and sushi.

You don't even need an oven to make the recipes. Learn how to make perfectly steamed sea bream in the microwave and serve with with a light, ultra-savoury dressing, or grill up a satisfying Japanese turkey and tofu burger. Clear and graphic illustrated spreads show you how to choose which vegetables, fish or grains to optimise your health and which can help with specific ailments.

Shoku-Iku also means learning how to eat, making time for your meals and serving a spread of dishes to honour your body, even if you are eating alone.

With this book, you too can eat like the long-lived Japanese. The recipes are joyful and playful: learn to make dolls or 'cupcakes' from sushi, celebrate a party with a Japanese shabu-shabu, or hot pot, where you and your guests cook your food in a communal pot, or enjoy a 'full Japanese' garden breakfast. As with Japanese food in general, most of the 70 brand-new recipes here are largely gluten-and dairy-free, many are vegan and some raw. And all the recipes are unbelievably simple, as that is the Shoku-Iku way.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, Over 80 colour photographs and illustrations
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: National & regional cuisine
  • ISBN: 9781849495622



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Not a bad one, interesting ideas, but I've seen this before in other books. Eat a variety of foods, mostly plants, with an emphasis on gluten free as her son eats gluten free, so useful in parts but I have other books that provide the same info. Not a bad book just not useful for me right now.