This week on Let’s Eat In, Cathy Erway is talking about Japanese food with cookbook author Hiroko Shimbo! Hiroko recently wrote the book Hiroko’s American Kitchen– a book that combines Japanese flavors with American recipes. Tune into this episode to hear Hiroko recount a brief history of sushi in the United States, and how traditional recipes have been changed to suit an American palate. Hiroko and Cathy talk about some of the sauces and stock in Hiroko’s American Kitchen, and how they can be used for multiple purposes. Hiroko also talks about Asian fusion in New York City, and how cuisines have been borrowing from other cultures for centuries! This episode has been sponsored by Fairway Market.

 

“The world has become so small, and everything is coming here to New York City. The chefs can play with many foreign flavors to produce something interesting. That is wonderful!” [19:05] — Hiroko Shimbo on Let’s Eat In