Kansha: Celebrating Japan’s Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions is an artful and practical cookbook by Elizabeth Andoh featuring plant-based cuisine crafted with Kansha, a Japanese word that refers to a sense of respect and appreciation and is presented here as an artful and sustainable approach to cuisine.

Already an authority on the Japanese kitchen, Andoh offers readers more than 100 elegant and well-crafted vegan recipes. She also discusses both preparations that urge a true root-to-petal* approach in the practice of vegetable cookery. Attractively photographed throughout, this book deserves to spend some time on your kitchen table or chopping block.


*If you take hyphens seriously you will surely go mad.-John Benbow