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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.

Authentic Japanese Hot Pots and
Kitchen Equipment

Check out these companies and stores to buy authentic Japanese earthenware hot pots and Japanese kitchen equipment. Remember that hot pots are called "donabe" in Japanese — search for this word on the web sites below:

Harris Salat's new online shop for
authentic Japanese ingredients and cookware

Mutual Trading's Japanese Culinary Center
711 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Korin Trading

57 Warren St.

New York, NY 10007

Tortoise General Store

1208 Abbot Kinney Blvd.

Venice, CA 90291

Sara Japanese Pottery

950 Lexington Avenue

New York, NY 10021

Mrs. Lin's Kitchen


Pacific Mercantile Company


Toiro Kitchen