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