Andrew Kojima’s No Sushi

Book cover for No Sushi by Andrew Kojima

‘No Sushi’ is part autobiography, part cookbook, written by chef restaurateur and winner of Masterfchef 2012, Andrew Kojima. The title is a reference to the (gradually eroding) British perception of Japanese food being all about sushi, the topic of a conversation Koj had with his Japanese father shortly before he died. It’s also the name ... Read more »

Tim Anderson’s Japaneasy

Tim Anderson's Japaneasy cookbook

Recently, I reviewed Tim Anderson’s Vegan Japaneasy. Now I want to tell you about his previous title, Japaneasy. Stylistically – in voice and in approach – both cookbooks are stamped with the humour, personality, skill and enthusiasm of their author, so I’ll avoid duplicating my own equally enthusiastic approval of all four traits (warning: probably ... Read more »

Phaidon’s The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig (Phaidon)

The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig brings together the food of the Jewish diaspora, featuring more than 400 recipes from around the world. Simple meals sit side by side with celebratory feast dishes, showcasing Jewish food at its best. First Impressions My first impressions on opening this book were mixed. It’s a substantial book, with ... Read more »

10 Food & Drink Books

Stack of ten food and drink books

I was saddened by the news that BookPeople closed down, having bought books from their shops and office-visits for many years. Here are a selection they invited me to choose from their food and drink titles back in early 2019. Cherish by Anne Shooter Bringing together the food of Jewish communities around the world, Anne ... Read more »