By Hiroko Shimbo Pub Date: 2012 Binding: Paperback .625 H x 7.5 W by 9 L, 215 pages. If you love Japanese food and want simpler ways to cook at home, Hiroko’s American Kitchen cookbook is for you. Organized around four sauces and two stocks, you can enjoy a wide variety of delicious cuisine every day. 125 recipes use familiar ingredients designed for American tastes and dining habits. Not fusion or confusion cooking, but a respectful extension of traditional Japanese cooking to bring to your table. Highlighting the best of Japanese cuisine, but in new, simpler ways.