Il menu di Yocci
Taccuino di ricette giapponesi
A fresh and light-hearted approach to Japanese cuisine (and culture): it couldn’t be any other way if it’s Yocci, an illustrator born in Osaka who has made Italy her home, who is proposing the menu. In Yocci’s Menu. A Notebook of Japanese Recipes, her unmistakable drawings are accompanied by recipes written by Aya Yamamoto, from Gastronomia Yamamoto: it is an invitation to get into the kitchen and try out some of the most traditional Japanese dishes. Divided into three sections (the dishes “that make up a table”, main courses and sweets), Yocci’s Menu takes us on a fascinating and delicious journey: are you ready to try your hand at sansyoku-dango, pastel-coloured sweets? And do you know why renkon is considered a lucky vegetable? No more sandwiches in your bento: it's time to move on to inari-zushi.
In between the story of eating habits which are quite different to ours and an in-depth look at the main ingredients – all strictly hand-written by Yocci – it doesn’t take long for the most authentic Japanese cuisine to start sounding familiar to us.