5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for traditional Japanese food
In the wintertime, there is nothing more delicious and satisfying than gathering around the kitchen table for a traditional dinner of nabe, a soup-like meal that consists of a basic broth and plates of vegetables and meat that are added in sequence into the broth and eaten in turn, each adding an element of flavor. This is more than just a good meal; the act of cooking together warms the heart while the hot soup warms the body.
I thought that when I moved back to the US, that the yearly ritual of nabe parties would become a thing of the past. One of the necessary components is a portable butane cooker than can be placed on the kitchen table for everyone to gather around. The other component is a traditional 10″ nabe pot to do the cooking in. I shouldn’t have worried! Both are available right here!
If you have never enjoyed the ritual of nabe, then you are truly missing something. It is one of my favorite Japanese foods, easy to make and deeply satisfying. There are not a lot of nabe cookbooks available in English, but Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art will give you a good place to start.