A Japanese culinary expert residing in Britain, Yukari Elliott, 43, will publish a recipe book with over 100 items that need neither gas nor electricity to make. The book, called “Happy recipes using no gas and no electricity” and written in Japanese, features over 100 items, including fried shrimp and baked fish, cooked in a non-traditional way.
The book is expected to become very popular at a time when Japan is encouraging citizens to refrain from overusing electricity due to an expected power shortage caused by the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Elliott, who has a long career as a professional culinary researcher and was the main food adviser during the 2009 Japan Matsuri event at the Japanese embassy in Britain, says she encourages everyone to try the suggested recipes in the book even at times of no self-restraint, because without the need for gas and electricity, they are cooked easily and can become one addition to the main meal every day.
The book goes on sales on July 8 for 1,000 yen.
All proceeds will be donated to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami through the Japan Red Cross.