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Martha Stewart Cooks Hot Pot With Tadashi!

We recently visited the Martha Stewart Show to cook hot pot! Martha chose two dishes, which Tadashi prepared with her on live TV. To check out the segments, click here, then click on the "watch videos" link for kabocha hot pot and beef shabu shabu.

Serious Eats Chooses Japanese Hot Pots as One of "The Ten Best Cookbooks" of 2009!

"We've gone through stacks upon stacks of cookbooks to come up with a Top 10 Cookbooks of 2009 list to inspire some gift ideas for the cookbook enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list," writes one of our favorite food sites, Serious Eats. And guess what? We made the list! We're so thrilled Serious East has chosen our cookbook as one of The Ten Best Cookbooks of 2009! Please check out.

"Japanese Hot Pots" in the New York Times

Here's what the New York Times says about our book:

"Steaming bowls sustain body and soul in the cold months. Your grandmother probably knew how to fill this need and the Japanese certainly do, as Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat so deftly demonstrate in "Japanese Hot Pots: Comforting One Pot Meals" Once you have assembled the ingredients, the actual preparation is brief..The recipes are blueprints that welcome variation." -- Florence Fabricant

Rasa Malaysia Cooks Hot Pots

Check out the popular Asian cooking blog Rasa Malaysia for a terrific "Anything Goes" hot pot cooked from our book!

Serious Eats Reviews Our Book!

We were delighted to read that Serious Eats, one of our favorite food blogs in the universe reviewed our book! Here's some of what they said: "Japanese Hot Pots is full of beautiful photography. A quick perusal will make your stomach grumble for a steaming bowl of broth with all kinds of vegetables, proteins, noodles, and tofu. If your knowledge of Japanese is limited to California rolls and shrimp tempura, recreating these stunning hot pots at home might strike you as a daunting task. But let me assure you--these hot pots are a breeze to put together, most of them coming together in less than 30 minutes. Hot pots are more about assembly than complicated cooking. Even the soup bases don't require a long time to simmer." Read the full post here. Thanks, Caroline Russock and Serious Eats!

About the Book

The Japanese have long believed that sharing a meal from a single pot forges closer relationships. Japan's beloved comfort food, hot pots, are a well-balanced and naturally nutritious bounty of vegetables, tofu, chicken, seafood, or meat, all infused with lip-smacking Japanese flavors. Japanese Hot Pots demystifies with more than fifty authentic recipes from across Japan. So gather your friends and family round the dinner table for these easy, economical, homey dishes that require minimal fuss and no special equipment — just a good appetite.