The sophisticated and elegant cuisine of Japan is fast becoming the Asian food of choice, particularly among the young. Its appeal lies not only in its fresh taste and beautiful appearance but also because it's low in fat and extremely healthy. For those not familiar with Japanese ingredients, there's an illustrated glossary showcasing many of the ingredients included in the book and explaining how to use them and of course there are chapters on sashimi and sushi, as well as recipes for starters, salads and mains.