The Return of the Book

Ishikawa AJET, in cooperation with the Ishikawa JET Blog, is happy to announce the return of  “The Ishikawa JET Kitchen,” the Ishikawa JET Cookbook!

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The book was created a few years ago by real, live, Ishikawa JETs.  it includes bilingual recipes designed to be cooked by folks in Ishikawa using ingredients found in Ishikawa.  To give the best possible introduction, please see the words of the editor of the cookbook, Leah Zoller:

Six years of university Japanese had not prepared me for dealing with the culinary side of living in Japan. All my American recipes were too large for one person. All of my favorite pre-made ingredients (ravioli, veggie burgers) were nowhere to be found. The English cookbooks I owned either used American measurements or had failed to convert properly into metrics, which is necessary if using Japanese cooking supplies. So I was left wondering what 100 mL of solid butter was meant to look like or how to bake 20 cookies in a tiny oven range.

“I can’t be the only one with this problem,” I thought.

I began The Ishikawa JET Kitchen as a locked blog—a place to share and comment on recipes and perfect them before showing them to the public. A small team of JETs tested all of the recipes for availability of ingredients and ease of making with Japanese kitchen equipment.

What’s special about this cookbook?

  1. All recipes have tested, edited, and approved by a thorough team of JETs and friends—no more worrying about whether recipes will work!
  2. An equipment list letting you know beforehand of any special tools you will need to prepare dishes.
  3. The recipes are designed to work with your Japanese kitchen equipment—no more worrying about cakes that won’t bake in the center or runny cookies!
  4. The recipes include the Japanese words and readings for ingredients right on the page—no need to use a dictionary!
  5. A comprehensive index marking which recipes are suitable for people with dietary restrictions.
  6. All recipes are in metrics—no need to worry about conversion!

To everyone who submitted recipes, tested recipes, and provided input: I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your hard work and dedication. I hope this book will prove useful (and delicious) to the JET community.

Have we tickled your tasebuds?  If you, so you can click the “Ishikawa JET Cookbook” tab at the top of this page to find out how to get your hands on a copy!



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