Home Cooking with Japan's First Lady by Miyuki Hatoyama
Family Dishes from the Hatoyama Kitchen

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In Home Cooking With Japan's First Lady, Miyuki Hatoyama offers 40 original recipes for healthy, delicious food that's as easy as it is fun to prepare. Ranging from quick meals that can be put together in a few minutes, family favorites and party foods made simple, to comfort dishes with a splash of modernity, all the recipes have been created by Hatoyama and are the culmination of years of experience. An exciting and innovative blend of Japanese and Asian cuisine with Western touches, using ingredients readily available in the U.S., every dish reflects Hatoyama's inimitable flair. In addition to the recipes, the book features a foreword by Yukio Hatoyama, the Prime Minster of Japan; attractive full-color photos of each dish and its preparation; and essays about her own philosophy of cooking and hospitality.

About Miyuki Hatoyama

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MIYUKI HATOYAMA is the wife of Yukio Hatoyama, Japan's 93rd Prime Minister and the seventh President of the Democratic Party of Japan. Born in Shanghai, she was raised in Kobe, Japan, where she attended Missionary school. After a brief career as an actress in theater and television, she moved to the U.S. when she was in her twenties. It was here that she developed her interest in cooking, learning a great deal from American recipes, and merging them with her own unique taste. It was here, also, that she met Yukio Hatoyama and gave birth to her first son in California. After ten years, the family returned to Japan, where Miyuki supported her husband's political career. Her cooking, already enjoyed by so many in the States, began to gain popularity in Japan, along with her affable, unpretentious personality. Miyuki Hatoyama is now the author of three cookbooks in Japanese; Home Cooking With Japan's First Lady is her first book in English.
Published May 1, 2010 by Kodansha USA. 104 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction