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The ingredients in the chart on the second page are, from left to right: sake, vinegar and water; mirin, soy sauce and miso; baking soda and salt; sesame seeds, potato starch flour and sugar; breadcrumbs (panko) and wheat flour; lard, butter and oil.
Shufu no Tomo (which means Housewife’s Companion/Friend) is still in business by the way, still publishing cookbooks and household management type books. Their eponymous monthly magazine, which was first published in 1917, ceased publication in 2008, although they still come out a couple of times a year with special issues.
The graphics are so beautiful.
So beautiful 😍
Those charts were life savers in the pre-online converters days (especially when you stood on the European/American divide between Imperial volumes and metric weights like Québécois, but also for the small volumes vs. larger quantities by weight like in European and Japanese recipes). The fact this graphic style is back in fashion gives the book a very contemporary and appealing look. It's very different from the Western equivalents from that same time I know. I bet this is the source of many "standard recipes".
I love this!
Is this worth tracking down? Are the recipes good? @makiwi
Love the hand measurements! Can you share some of your favorite recipes from the book?
It looks so good. Love the hands!