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I just got this book yesterday and I must say, I'm quite intrigued by some (if not most) of the recipes. Does anybody here have this book, and if so, have you used it? I'm tentatively looking for that one book to cook myself all the way through (like the French Laundry, Alinea, etc blogs). From what I've read so far, I can get pretty much everything needed at local Asian markets.

I'd be curious to hear from others that might have used this book already, as sometimes books read nicer than they actually work in the end...

The book is thinner than I expected, but it's really a gorgeous publication with very good and appetizing photos. Lots of technique photos too with step by step instructions.

While I really don't care for the "cooking" show Iron Chef at all, I must say that I'm very impressed by this book so far, and it at least appears that Morimoto was very involved in it's creation. Lots of personal little anecdotes just add to the fun of reading.

Oliver

PS: I did a search here and could not find a thread about this book, if there is one I'm sorry for starting a new one.

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certainly not every day cooking here, but quite some recipes that can be done at home relatively easy. And I think quite some can be adjusted/modified for "regular" home cooking. He also gives hints here and there on how to make things a bit easier.

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It is a beautiful and inspiring book. However, many of the recipes call for exotic and unusual ingredients. You may find some of them at Asian markets in your area. For me it is mostly food porn since many of the recipes call for non kosher ingredients.

Dan

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