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Cook Anime

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I loved this cookbook! I took my time with this one, trying out a few recipes and reading the backstory of the recipes and connections to anime both popular and obscure. The variety of recipes is excellent and I loved that there was a bento guide as well as a dessert chapter. Highly recommend this cookbook for adventurous home chefs and for anime fans. Thank you NetGalley for the eARC.
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Okay this cookbook is right up alley. It blends together two of my favorite things food and anime. I and my son recognized many of the anime listed for reference in the book. It also has a ton of delicious and simple recipes. Many of the things can be found in the Asian isle, an (online) Asian Food Grocer, or my go-to Amazon, I have made a few of these recipes and they are really good. I also like how cookbook provides helpful notes, facts, and Culture facts to help you learn more about the dish(es) you’re preparing.
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*received for free from netgalley for honest review* This is so awesome!!!! they had me at black butler curry :000
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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing a free copy for me to review!
Recently I've been doing a lot of cooking based off manga/anime. I was using YouTube recipes and online recipes so when I found this on Netgalley I had to request it! I'm so glad I did! Not only does this provide fun and pretty basic recipes, it gives you a bit of background, and it gave me a whole list of anime to binge! I had fun making the Yosenabe (hot pot meal) featured in Ouran High School Host Club! I haven't tried all the recipes yet but I'm excited to expand my repertoire! Highly recommend!
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A great cookbook for all levels of cooks. I enjoyed all the tie-ins to all the different anime and the directions are easy to follow. It was even better when I played the show in the background while I cooked.
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I LOVE this book. One thing I love about Cook Anime is that each recipe has a combination of a food facts section, an anime facts section, a culture facts section, and a this food also appears in section. I am a lover of facts, so these sections were interesting and added to my desire to make the food presented. My Ebi Furai(Deep fried breaded shrimp) turned out perfectly. Every ramen lover will particularly love having the preparation for Ajitsuke tamago(those delicious eggs that come in your ramen). Most of the ingredients you can get at your local supermarket or Asian grocery store. I love how Cook Anime is presented and how it makes both food, culture, and art accessible to readers. It has moved it's way towards the top of my favorite Japanese cookbooks list. I will be buying a copy for my niece and nephew who are currently living in Japan.
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This is a really fun easy to follow cookbook. If you want to cook some anime food, definitely pick it up.
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Generally I'm not so much an anime fan, but I am a Japanese food fan. 
This cookbook is put together in a very thorough manner with balance between the food and the related anime. 
Detailed recipes that the average person could follow, but also fun facts about anime/Japanese culture/related foods.
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This is both adorable and useful. Great recipes and I love the presentation. I think this book fills a niche and would make a nice gift to anime fans and foodies. There's more to this book than you'd guess so anyone interested in Japan should check it out.
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Calling all otaku! If you adore anime, manga, or Japanese culture in general, you will love learning how to Cook Anime.

Wow, the author has spent some quality time watching anime! Each recipe is based on a single show episode. However, there is list of other anime where the food has also appeared. Variations on how the food can be cooked allow home chefs to use what they have on hand—rather than every recipe necessitating a grocery store visit. There are explanations of what the recipe names mean in English as well as interesting trivia about the food. Did you know that Paul Simon’s Mother and Child Reunion song title was based on Oyakodon, a chicken and egg rice bowl? Or that ketchup, spaghetti, and pepper steak have appeared in anime and in Japanese kitchens for years?

Each of these recipes sound yummy. They have common ingredients that are available in most western grocery stores. The recipes are generally for only one or two servings so you don’t have to convince your whole family to eat something new. But the trivia was my favorite part. I can see myself whipping up one of these recipes and eating while watching the corresponding anime on Netflix or Crunchyroll. It will be like having a meal with the characters. I am taking a star off for no nutritional information and infrequent photos. But I’m not sure that is what a reader of this cookbook is looking for anyway. It is more of a fun way to learn about your favorite anime. 4 stars!

Thanks to Tiller Press and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.
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Ault combines love of anime and love for food in her incredibly detailed cookbook Cook Anime. Throughout the recipes included, Ault describes what anime the recipe can be found in, fun facts about the anime being mentioned, and fun facts about Japanese culture/food. As a foodie, a former baker, and anime enthusiast, I highly enjoyed looking through the various recipes included. While I have not gotten the chance to test one out yet, based on the knowledge that I have working in a bakery for 4 years, I can recognize the thought and skill that Diana Ault has put into each of the recipes she has included. This cookbook is perfect for anime fans who have always wanted to know what makes Ichiraku Ramen such a wonderful place to go after a long S-Rank mission.
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Thank you so much to netgalley for sending me a copy of this cookbook. I’ve made a couple recipes from this book and have really enjoyed them as someone who’s always been wanting anime food
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I am a huge anime fan. I am a huge food fan. Anime has some of the best looking food ever. If you don't believe go ahead and google it. There is some much detail , effort and heart in making that good. I love it. So seeing this book was a no brainer. Youtube is good but having a book with pictures that breakdown the meals AND gives you references to where the specific dish comes from beat Youtube any day. 

Overall, I know this is a mini review but I loved this book and the dishes in it. So much I am taking a trip to my nearest HMart soon :) 

5 Pickles
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I loved this and my boyfriend did too! We love watching food animes together so this was amazing— and we can’t wait to make EVERYTHING
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Omg this book is exactly what I was looking for! I'm obsessed with Japan but I'm not a fan of anime. I was very excited about this book because I love Japanese cuisine and I wanted to learn more about their recipes. I actually enjoyed  the anime info and I got interested in checking them out as well. I love almost every single recipe in this book and I'll definitely be making most of them! Yummmy! I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review
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This is such a fun idea and cookbook! I love the anime info, and I think this would be a fun gift for anyone who loves anime and Asian cuisine!
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When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are in #COVID19 #socialisolation,  superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. (I AM BORED!!)

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.  

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Embark on a foodie’s journey through the world of anime—and learn to recreate delicious dishes from your favourite series—with this practical guide to anime food.

Japanese animation has beautiful designs, fleshed-out characters, and engaging storylines—and it’s also overflowing with so many scrumptiously rendered meals! Do you ever watch your favourite anime series and start craving the crunch of crispy seafood or the warmth of delicious noodles and broth or the fluffiness of soft, airy cakes? Now, you can make your cravings a reality with Cook Anime!

Join an otaku on her tour through anime food and find out what your favourite characters are savouring and sharing—from bento to yakisoba—and then learn to make it at home! Along with each recipe, you will discover facts behind the food, such as history, culture, tips, and more. Perfect for foodies and anime-lovers alike, Cook Anime is the all-inclusive guide to making the meals of this Japanese art form.

I am not a fan of anime, but  LOVE Japanese food - all sorts, all kinds --- bring it on! My husband refuses to eat it, although he is totally unaware that there is miso in his spaghetti, meatloaf, etc - it just adds so much umami!  The tour of anime food was fun to read about the and the recipes are easy to make as the instructions are clear and concise.

Love anime? Love Japanese food? This is the perfect marriage of the two --- as always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube  Millionaires/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🍣🍜🍱🍚
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