Dinner parties will never be the same again! Kentaro Kobayashi's fifth volume of Easy Japanese Cooking invites everyone to taste the lighter side of dinner, appetizers!
1 Dish Appetizers: Pickles/ Salsa/ Nachos/ Salmon Dip/ Avacado Dip/ Bruschetta/ Spicy Cucumbers/ Turnips/ Octopus Marinade/ Squid Kimchi
Crispy: Fried Cheeze/ Cheesy Rice Crackers/ Deep Fried Mochi/ Bacon/ Deep Fried Noodles/ Potato Skins
Meat: Wasabi-Flavored Steak Slices/ Scallions on Karubi Steak/ Garlic and Diced Meat/ Salted Cow Tongue/ Chives and Meat Stir Fry/ Meat Strips with Egg Yolk/ Salted Fried Chicken/ Stew with Balls of Chicken/ Roast Pork/ Sesame, Onion, and Pork
Stir Fry/ Fried Pork with Salty Sauce
Toss It, Put It On: Sunny Lettuce Sesame Salad/ Shrimp and Avacado Mayo Salad/ Dried Fruits and Cream Cheese/ Parmesan Broccoli Salad/ White Radish Salad-3Ways/ Fried Tofu and Miso/ Cod Roe and Potato Kimchi/ Cod Roe and Potato Butter
Standard Appetizers: Fried Chicken/ Tomato Salad/ German Potatos/ Pork Kimchi/ Boiled and Salty Beans/ Grilled Mushrooms/ Deep-Fried Eggplant/ Grilled Rice Balls
Just Cabbage: Corned BeefCabbage/ Salted Cabbage/ Clam and Cabbage Garlic Stir Fry/ Chinese-style Pickled Cabbage/ Butter Cabbage/ Grilled Cabbage
Tofu: Tofu Steak/ Lightly-Pickled Tofu/ Tofu and Pepper/ Chinese-style Tofu/ Tofu Stir Fry/ Okra and Tofu/ Hot and Spicy Tofu/ Tofu Kimchi Soup
Spicy: Chicken Wings/ Garlic Potato Salad/ Chili Beef Bites/ Bean and Bacon Salad/ Hot and Spicy Shrimp/ Chicken and Onion Curry Marinade/ Sweet Potato Honey Mustard/ Chili-flavored Sausage/ Spicy Potatos
Fry Pan: Mini Shrimp and Vegetables Deep-Fried/ Clams with Oyster Sauce/ Potato and Bacon in Cheesy Cream Sauce/ Devil's Tongue and Soy Sauce. Fried Garlic/ Fish Paste and Peanuts Saute/ Garlic Grass Stir Fry/ Sea Urchin and Potato Saute/ Mushroom and Garlic Stir Fry/Napa Cabbage and Miso/ Mushroom and Egg
Rice: Flavored Rice/ Garlic Rice/ Fish Rice Porridge/ Grilled Rice/ Chicken and Rice Soup
About the Author
Born in Tokyo in 1972, Kentaro Kobayashi studied art in school, and after Musashino Art School, he started working as an illustrator. His mother--cooking personality and award-winning cookbook author, Katsuyo Kobayashi--is known by millions in Japan for her TV show, Today's Cooking, and not only challenged, but also proved victorious against Iron Chef Chinese Chen Kenichi in 1994, handily vanquishing him in the "Potato Battle" episode of IronChef, one of the few female chefs to ever win in Kitchen Stadium.No surprise that Kentaro turned his attention to cooking. Like his mom, he is known for creating fun, easy-to-make recipes--albeit with a more Western flavor--and also has appeared on television, magazines, and radio, becoming popular with the motto "Nice and easy, practical food with style." He is known to have revolutionized Japanese conceptions of good eating. His best-selling cookbooks are all about transforming convenience-store products into attractive hot meals.He frequently incorporates his artistic training working as a chef and illustrator for magazines and book stores, creating logos, and has co-authored works with his mother. To date, Kentaro has authored or co-authored more than 15 cookbooks.