Two new books today… First off is our latest cookbook release and this one is really fancy and really really useful.
BANZAI BANQUETS combines the knowledge of a young chef who grew up in a beloved Japanese inn and her love for global cuisine to create a book that finally reveals Japan’s modern hospitality sensibility.
If you have ever wondered what it is like to go to a modern Tokyo party or dine at a Japanese inn that mixes in traditional cuisine with an international flair author Riko Yamawaki reveals those details with aplomb. Through dozens of recipes and full-color photos she can help almost anyone create a Japanese experience for get-togethers, whether they are set in New York, Tulsa or Chicago. Along with the event tips, Banzai Banquets shares a number of hearty and wholesome meals for 4 or more for a variety of occasions. Covering a wide range of dishes from traditional Japanese to the nouveau-French found in Tokyo, along with table placement and interior design tips, Banzai Banquets is the must have book for those cooks and hosts looking to have their guests cheer BANZAI!!
And then we sadly have to say good-bye to an old friend. The final volume of GTO: 14 Days in Shonan goes on sale this week, and as you can see on the cover the GTO legend has now finally come to an end. Onizuka thought he was going to go on vacation but ended up changing the lives of many in his home region of Shonan. Throughout the new 9-volume series, faces from the many GTO series - Early Years and original - make cameos and the story comes full-circle with Onizuka making his return to Tokyo at the end.
It was a pleasure to be able to work on this beloved series. I hope to someday get around to releasing Bad Company in some form. So if you haven’t had a chance to experience the continued tales of Eikichi Onizuka yet, go pick up GTO: 14 Days in Shonan and oh finish up your GTO: The Early Years sets while you can too :)
No he’s not… Cause he’s got lots and lots of readers following him.