June 14, 2011

Peko Peko: A Charitable Cookbook For Japan

Peko Peko Cookbook

Two days following the devastating earthquakes in Japan I received an email from my dear friend Stacie Billis of One Hungry Mama. She had joined forces with our friends Rachael Hutchings of La Fuji Mama and Marc Matsumoto of No Recipes to write and photograph a charitable cookbook of family friendly Japanese recipes to support Japanese relief efforts. I was honored to be asked to contribute a recipe along with nearly 60 other talented food bloggers.

Last week Peko Peko: Family Friendly Japanese Recipes went on sale on the publishers website, Blurb. It contains 120 full-color pages packed with gorgeous photography and nearly 60 family-friendly Japanese and Japanese-inspired recipes contributed by 56 of today’s best and brightest food writers, bloggers and photographers. Peko Peko also includes an indispensable glossary of over 50 Japanese ingredients, including suitable substitutions for the American home cook, plus an essay on bringing Japanese food and other global cuisines to the family table. ALL of the proceeds ($11.45 of every purchase) will be donated directly to GlobalGiving Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. Stacie, Rachael and Marc are NOT taking any proceeds for their considerable efforts and Blurb has chosen to forgo making any money off the sale of the book as well. This speaks to the true charitable nature of this volume and I hope you will all consider buying at least one or two copies. You will get a fabulously edited collection of Japanese recipes while Japan will get much needed help.

BUY YOUR BOOK HERE: PURCHASE PEKO PEKO