Exploring the beautiful and delicious fusion of East meets West
Stunning recipes for patisserie, desserts and savouries with a contemporary Japanese twist.
This is the ultimate east meets west baking book, with fusion food recipes for those with a sweet tooth; from small cakes, patisserie and tarts—including Lemon & Yuzu Éclairs and Miso Butterscoth Tarts—to large cakes and gateaux, such as a Matcha & Pitstachio Opera. Try dinner party desserts with Japanese twists, such as White Sesame & Adzuki Cheesecake, as well as fun fusion cookies and confectionery, such as Sesame Peanut Butter Cookies and a Green Tea Kit Kat. James has also included some mouth-watering savoury recipes, such as Panko Doughnuts stuffed with Pork Katsu, and a flavour matrix to help map key characteristics of Japanese ingredients.
Trends like Japanese Matcha in our lattes, Korean kimchi in our burgers and Thai Sriracha hot sauce on—well everything—prove that our love-in with Asian cuisine is thriving. Over the past 20 years there has been a surge in celebrated French patisserie chefs moving to Japan to open fine patisseries. The art of French patisserie appeals very much to the Japanese culture—both share values of beauty, precision and care within cooking. This book features 60 recipes aimed at the confident home-cook who has an interest in using ingredients such as yuzu, sesame, miso and matcha.