is one of the recipes from Mrs Susie.
If you want to find out more about her have
a look at her
biography page which she has written.
Mrs Susie specialises in Oriental cooking. An
important first step in Oriental cooking (which
I think is important) is at the end of each
recipe is taken from 'Sukiyaki, the Art of Japanese
Cooking and Hospitality' by Fumiko. Edited and
copyrighted by Scotty Guletz. Hawaii and Pacific
Books. No date given.
is an interesting little book (booklet, really)
that must have come out just after WW II. It
was written by a Japanese lady living in Hawaii
and tends to emphasize how genteel and hospitable
the Japanese culture is, probably a good idea
considering the historical context of the book.
recipes are all pretty basic but look good and
call for real Japanese ingredients that I'm
sure were either scarce or unavailable on the
Mainland at the time.
is, of course, soy sauce. I can't believe that
'gourmet powder' could be anything but MSG.
Though it doesn't call for 'fiddleheads' by
name, I can't imagine what else "fern shoots"
could be. While I don't usually encourage the
use of MSG, I wanted to print these old recipes
as written to save the historical value of the
any questions you have to Mrs Susie -