• By Jane Lawson
    (Murdoch Books)

    Reviewed by Kate Turner

    Self-confessed ‘Japanophile’, Jane Lawson, captures the restorative power of Japanese food in this superb collection of Japanese recipes.

    Finding herself stressed and unhappy, Jane retreats to peaceful Kyoto to seek balance and equilibrium in her life. What she haps upon is the artistry of Japanese cuisine, the wizardry concealed by pluming pots.

    Jane explores the concept of zenbu zen (everything is zen) and compiles this coffee-table book equivalent to a raked zen garden.