SMORGASBORD: Recipe for recovery . . . Calcium in every bite . . . Bourdain the brokerAlmost a year after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster struck north Japan, an e-cookbook is being published to help the country’s recovery effort.
By: Herald Staff and Wire Reports,
Recipe for recovery
Almost a year after an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster struck north Japan, an e-cookbook is being published to help the country’s recovery effort.
Called “Kibo” (Ten Speed Press, $3.99), which means “hope,” it is the project of Elizabeth Andoh, a Japanese cooking expert.
Subtitled “Brimming With Hope; Recipes and Stories from Japan’s Tohoku,” the region most affected by the earthquake of March 11, 2011, the e-book salutes the traditions, foods and spirit of the people there.
For U.S.-born Andoh, a resident of Japan for more than 40 years, the project became her way to help by chronicling Tohoku’s culinary heritage “before traditional foods there morphed into unrecognizable fare or disappeared entirely.”
There are 17 detailed recipes for traditional dishes, ranging from miso-seared scallops to salmon rice topped with red caviar to pinched noodle soup with pork. She also offers how-to’s for making rice, stock and sauces.
Fifty percent of the profits will be donated to Washington, D.C.-based GlobalGiving’s Japan earthquake and tsunami recovery projects.
Calcium in every bite
Kraft Foods has launched a new snack that provides the nutrition of milk in granola bar form.
Kraft MilkBite Milk & Granola Bar combines real milk, whole grain granola and other tasty ingredients like real fruit or roasted nuts, while also delivering the calcium of an 8-ounce glass of milk.
A MilkBite Milk & Granola Bars, which calcium to deliver 30 percent of the daily recommended value of calcium, is a good source of vitamin D, protein (5 grams), fiber and whole grains (7 grams) and do not contain any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. It’s available in five flavors — Chocolate, Strawberry, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal Raisin and Mixed Berry.
The bars can be found in the dairy aisle or refrigerated case of supermarkets for a suggested retail price of $3.49.
Bourdain the broker
Anthony Bourdain will have his own book imprint. The volumes will read “An Anthony Bourdain book,” according to an announcement from Ecco books.
The celebrity bad boy is the author “Kitchen Confidential” and “Medium Raw” and the host of the Travel Channel’s “No Reservations” and “The Layover.”
The first three in Bourdain’s line of books, to be published in 2013:
— “Spaghetti Junction,” by Roy Choi, chef and co-founder of the Kogi BBQ food trucks in Los Angeles. The memoir with recipes is about Los Angeles street food.
— “Prophets of Smoked Meat,” by Daniel Vaughn, a tour of classic Texas barbecue spots, with recipes.
— “Fight Shark,” by Mark Miller, a kickboxing champion whose memoir tells the story of his personal and professional battles. (Bourdain’s wife, Ottavia Busia Bourdain, is a student of kickboxing.)
— Herald staff and wire reports