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Paperback Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen Book

ISBN: 0385339984

ISBN13: 9780385339988

Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen

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Book Overview

What if there were a land where people lived longer than anywhere else on earth, the obesity rate was the lowest in the developed world, and women in their forties still looked like they were in their twenties? Wouldn't you want to know their extraordinary secret?

Japanese-born Naomi Moriyama reveals the secret to her own high-energy, successful lifestyle-and the key to the enduring health and beauty of Japanese women-in this exciting new book...

Customer Reviews

6 ratings


Arrived on time Good book

great book, very interesting...

I thought the book was great. It was sent very quickly. I would buy from this dealer again.

A start

With 35 recipies this is more of a book aimed at people wanting to start cooking in a Japanese style rather than an in-depth cookery book. It is somewhat in the chatty style of French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure and has a lot of the flaws of that book. However if you're looking for a different style of cookery to maybe start controling your portions this probably isn't a bad start. The concept of eating small and if you need more going back to the bowl is something that a lot of people (including me) need to work into our lives. I found that there wasn't quite enough variety for me but it did make me consider finding more Japanese recipe books to use it to jar me out of my complacency. It tries to cajole rather than force change and sometimes engages in some hyperbole but it's interesting and does make you consider how to make changes to improve your life.

Easy to read and incorporate into busy lifestyle

I keep finding myself referring this book to family and friends, even my sister who is studying Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. It reads equal parts novel, supporting research, cooking prep and easy to follow recipes. As a busy professional in quest of eating well for both health and optimal energy, I find the book offers guidance and specific recipes to achieve this on a day to day level. Already I have incorporated the eat until 80% full philosophy, am making conscious choices when ordering out to include more fish (especially at lunch), and at home use smaller plates to reduce portion size and enjoy the art of the fresh food in front of me. Even though its only been a couple of weeks, I feel more confident in my food choices. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their health, energy and ultimately their physique.

Very interesting cookbook, full of Samurai history and legend

This was a great read! The author uses beautiful, nostalgic and descriptive language while recounting her memories of growing up with Japanese food. Both her mother's kitchen and her grandparent's country farm are vividly described with colorful images of a veritable paradise of fresh food. Although the author states she lives in New York today, Japan looks to be a pearl in her memory. The bulk of the chapters speak about the author's personal food experiences, along with Japanese food history and legend. I've never read a cookbook that had only one or a few recipes at the end of every chapter - it reads more like a novel than a cookbook. The only problem I had with the book was that towards the end it seemed a little too full of nationalistic pride. Other than that, I really enjoyed reading this book. Other reviewers often compare this book to one I haven't read, "French Women Don't Get Fat." That must be a great book, because this one is SO interesting. Not sure why everyone complains about this one being a copycat, since the author honestly states in the book that the title of that book inspired her to write this one.

Intelligent and yummy way to lose weight and keep it off

This book is great! Not only does it make sense when you read the stats about why Japanese women seem to beat the fat and look so good but it is really easy to learn how to do it too without much fuss or expense. Love the recipes. You can buy the book and start cooking that night. This food really is different than the neighborhood Japanese place- you will love it. I wish there was a 2nd edition!
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