Japanese culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh was in her Tokyo kitchen on the afternoon of March 11, 2011 when the Great Eastern-Japan Earthquake struck. The enormity of the toll stunned the world: unprecedented loss of life, and nearly all who did survive lost their homes and businesses. Entire communities had to be evacuated; whole industries were wiped out.
Elizabeth wondered what she could do to help those in the devastated Tohoku region. Eager to preserve the area’s rich culinary heritage while nourishing the morale of displaced residents, she began writing KIB? (“Brimming with Hope”): Recipes & Stories from Japan’s Tohoku (Ten Speed Press, February 2012). In this, her culinary tribute to the region, she shares Tohoku classics with a global audience, including recipes like Persimmons Stuffed with Fall Fruits in Pine Nut-Tofu Sauce.
Snapshot of the eBook original Kibo
Elizabeth and publisher Ten Speed Press are donating 50 percent of the profits from the book to GlobalGiving’s Japan earthquake and tsunami relief and recovery projects, specifically Sponsor Fellows for Tohoku and Japan’s Recovery. This project, launched and managed by ETIC (Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities) has a dual goal: creating jobs in the area devastated by the disaster and developing a new generation of business leaders in Japan.