In 2011, I published Hashi: A Japanese Cookery Course.In over 100 recipes, this book introduces readers to traditional and modern Japanese food, replicating the cookery classes that I run from my south-west London home.
The Telegraph: Shortlisted as one of the ‘Best Cookery Books for Christmas’
“Japanese food in Britain has evolved from super-expensive restaurant fare to conveyor-belt sushi in barely 20 years. It is rare to be served it in someone’s (or someone non-Japanese’s) home, though.
Reiko Hashimoto aims to change that with her cookery courses, the inspiration for this attractive, ambitious book, designed to satisfy both the “curious beginner” and the “seasoned expert.” Read the full article here >
The Metro: ‘Time To Turn Japanese’
“With HASHI, you are in extremely safe hands, as long as you can get the ingredients – and if you can’t, try the list of suppliers at the back of the book. She’s thought of everything.“Read the full article here >
The London Foodie: ‘Hashi Book Review’
“Like Reiko’s classroom recipes, the ones in the book are also concise, clear and to the point. Her prose is unpretentious, down-to-earth and fun like Reiko herself.” Read the full article here >
The Curry Guy: ‘A Review of Hashi- A Japanese Cookery Course by Reiko Hashimoto’
“She is a professional Japanese cooking instructor and has taken the unique step of organising her book like her cookery course. There is also an exceptional sushi and sashimi section which is fantastic. I promise you… you will not get sushi and sashimi this good at most sushi restaurants.” Read the full article here >
Here, I explore the benefits of the low-fat, high-protein Japanese diet – slim physique, stable blood sugar, increased joint flexibility and a longer lifespan – and provide an insight into key Japanese fresh and store cupboard essentials.
“This is a very interesting book, with great healthy well thought-out recipes. It is not a ‘clean eating’ or ‘diet’ book per se, rather it explains the ethos around the Japanese diet and mindset towards nurturing body and mind.”
“If you are after interesting and exciting recipes that are healthy and tasty I would recommend this book and would like to book myself on a cookery course with the author
Recipes and Japanese ingredients are captured in beautiful photography by Jodi Hinds.