New Tastes in Green Tea: A Novel Flavor for Familiar Drinks, Dishes, and Desserts

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Kodansha International, 2004 - Cooking - 127 pages
THE WINNER OF THE GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARDS in the category of the Best Book in Cooking with Wine, Beer or Spirits for Books

New Tastes in Green Tea is an original cookbook that ushers an underappreciated flavor into the kitchen as a beverage and a cooking ingredient. The range of recipes is startling. Green Tea Latte, Matcha Smoothie, or Iced Matcha au Lait take "the greens" in new directions. Mouthwatering recipes for gratin, quiche, pastas, and desserts will enliven the adventurous cook's culinary repertoire.

While breaking fresh ground, New Tastes in Green Tea also covers the basics. Author Mutsuko Tokunaga, vice president of the World Green Tea Association, introduces the reader to the most popular types of traditional tea, the fine art of brewing a perfect cup, and the ins and outs of tea lore. Lavish images by two top food photographers provide the perfect visual accompaniment for making green tea a part of everyday life.

This book arrives at the perfect time. With the growing awareness of the health benefits of this popular beverage, and the emergence of such innovative teas as vanilla hojicha and mango sencha, green tea is finding a place in more and more households. On the health front, the beneficial properties are almost too numerous to count. It is said to restrict the increase of blood cholesterol, control high blood pressure, lower blood sugar, refresh the body, deter food poisoning, help prevent cavities, fight viruses, and freshen skin.

Whether you are looking for a bevy of palate-pleasing drinks or savory new food recipes, New Tastes in Green Tea is a must-have for anyone seeking to appreciate the versatility and elegant flavorings of one of the world's most healthful beverages.
 

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Contents

A TEA DRINKERS GUIDE
14
Tea Utensils
20
Useful Tips for Making Tea
26
Green Tea Cafes
32
Blends and Flavored Teas
46
COOKING WITH GREEN
64
Recipes
70
Common Questions about Green Tea
115
Classic Green Tea Labels
122
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MUTSUKO TOKUNAGA is a renowned Japanese food stylist and the vice president of the World Green Tea Association. She appears regularly on radio and television in Japan and writes on cooking and tea for Japanese newspapers and magazines. New Tastes in Green Tea follows two previous publications in Japanese.


JANE PETTIGREW is one of England's leading authorities on tea and the author of a number of books, including A Social History of Tea, Tea & Infusions: A Connoisseur's Guide, and Jane Pettigrew's Tea Time: A Complete Collection of Traditional Recipes.

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