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Interesting recipes indeed! Thumbing through the book.. the first chapter or so are building blocks for other recipes down the line.. Think spice mixes, sauces, marinades, etc etc. So if you see a recipe later on.. that looks somewhat simple.. it may have a building block recipe that requires many ingredients.. so be sure and read each recipe carefully.
There are little to no recipes that you can make without planning ahead due to time constraints, or really.. hard to find or uncommon ingredients. For example.. for simple recipe like pickled onions.. you may think that surely you have the stuff for that.. but nope.. it requires dried roses. Sure you can skip the roses.. but that's not the point :)
Also.. fresh huckleberries? Never seen em for sale. I worked in a high end pastry shop in Los Angeles for a while.. and even there they only ever procured frozen huckleberries.
Even the flatbread has ghee in the recipe.. sure you can make it.. see recipe.. but is store bought ok? It doesn't say.
So far.. the only recipe I have seen that I could make tonight.. without going online or to a ethnic grocer.. is the pasta.. .. but no the sauce the follows (yuzu, dashi concentrate-recipe earlier in the book)
I do plan on making some of these recipes (persimmon salad will prolly be my first)
If they are worth the effort/research/shopping/planning.. Ill update accordingly!