Author(s): Hideo Dekura
Sushi is easy to make and a great meal for little hands, Eat with your Hands: Sushi for Kids is a fun sushi cookbook aimed at children from seven years and older, teaching them sushi-making basics, with easy to follow recipes. There's information on sushi varieties, traditional sushi-making instruments and common sushi fillings. The book also explains basic cooking techniques to make fillings for even the pickiest eater. Recipes include a wide range of sushi varieties, from common nori rolls, to sushi bowls and hand-moulded sushi, plus recipes for soups, snacks and desserts. There's even a party section, with tips and advice on throwing a sushi-making party, Japanese craft ideas and sushi cakes!
Hideo was born in Yotsuya, Tokyo. His cooking training commenced (while he was still at school) in the family restaurants, where he learnt from his parents the principles of sushi and kappou-ryori food preparation, cooking and presentation that had been passed down through the generations of his family. At the same time he learnt the philosophy of Chakaiseki (the tea ceremony cuisine), Teikanryu Shodoo (calligraphy), Ikenobou-Ryuuseiha (flower arranging) and Hocho Shiki (the cooking knife's ceremony) at the Shijyoushinryuu School by Master Teacher Shishikura Soken. After years of cooking and demonstrating in Japan, Hideo's interests led him to Europe to study classical French cuisine, and then to England, and later the USA where he was able to combine his skills in Japanese and European cuisine by working as a cooking demonstrator in California. He settled in Sydney and established his own catering company. He is a Master of Literature through the Shijyoushinryuu School and author of several Japanese cookbooks.