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 both an aesthetic and philosophical sense of respect and appreciation.

Already an authority on the Japanese kitchen, with Kansha, Andoh showcases her artisanal and sustainable approach to vegetarian and vegan cuisine, offering readers more than 100 elegant and well-crafted vegan recipes. All the dishes are designed to express what you might call her root-to-petal* approach where every aspect of the plant is fully utilized. With its attractive photography throughout, the book is a pleasure to peruse.

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