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About Harris Salat
Harris Salat's stories have appeared in The New York Times, Saveur, Gourmet, Salon, and other publications. After stints as a dairy farmer, bread baker and cook, Harris turned to journalism in the early 90s. He reported for Associated Press radio, produced TV news at CBS News and CNBC, and worked in internet media before pursuing his taste for storytelling, travel and good eats.
Harris has become increasingly drawn to Japanese cuisine over the past two decades, traveling to Japan and writing about the food culture, and training in Japanese restaurant kitchens in New York, Tokyo, Kyoto and Fukuoka.
Harris is the co-author of "Takashi's Noodles" (Ten Speed Press), "Japanese Hot Pots" (Ten Speed Press), "The Japanese Grill" (Ten Speed Press) and "Japanese Soul Cooking" (Ten Speed Press), and has written numerous food stories for Saveur, Gourmet and The New York Times.
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American grilling, Japanese flavors. In this bold cookbook, chef Tadashi Ono of Matsuri and writer Harris Salat share a key insight: that live-fire cooking marries perfectly with mouthwatering Japanese ingredients like soy sauce and miso.
Packed with fast-and-easy recipes, versatile marinades, and step-by-step techniques, The Japanese Grill will have you grilling amazing steaks, pork chops, salmon, tomatoes, and whole chicken, as well as traditional favorites like yakitori, yaki onigiri, and whole salt-packed fish. Whether you use charcoal or gas, or are a grilling novice or disciple, you will love dishes like Skirt Steak with Red Miso, Garlic–Soy Sauce Porterhouse, Crispy Chicken Wings, Yuzu Kosho Scallops, and Soy Sauce-and-Lemon Grilled Eggplant. Ono and Salat include menu suggestions for sophisticated entertaining in addition to quick-grilling choices for healthy weekday meals, plus a slew of delectable sides that pair well with anything off the fire.
Grilling has been a centerpiece of Japanese cooking for centuries, and when you taste the incredible dishes in The Japanese Grill—both contemporary and authentic—you’ll become a believer, too.
Using savory broths and healthy, easy-to-find ingredients such as seafood, poultry, greens, roots, mushrooms, and noodles, these classic one-pot dishes require minimal fuss and preparation, and no special equipment—they're simple, fast recipes to whip up either on the stove or on a tableside portable burner, like they do in Japan. Wholesome, delicious Japanese comfort food, hot pot cooking satisfies the universal desire for steaming, gratifying and hearty meals the whole family can enjoy.
Combining traditional Japanese influences, French technique, and more than 20 years of cooking in the Midwest, James Beard Award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi introduces American home cooks to essential Japanese comfort food with his simple yet sophisticated recipes. Emphasizing quick-to-the-table shortcuts, the use of fresh and dried packaged noodles, and kid-friendly dishes, Takashi explains noodle nuances and explores each style's distinct regional identity. An expert guide, Takashi recalls his youth in Japan and takes cooks on a discovery tour of the rich bounty of Japanese noodles, so readily accessible today. Takashi's exuberance for noodles ranging from Aje-Men to Zaru is sure to inspire home cooks to dive into bowl after soothing, refreshing bowl.
"A wonderfully talented chef." --Chef Eric Ripert
"Noodle fans with a stocked pantry will find plenty to slurp about." --Publishers Weekly