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Recipes for meals that do not require gas, electricity to make

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A Japanese culinary expert residing in Britain, Yukari Elliott, 43, will publish a recipe book with over 100 items that need neither gas nor electricity to make. The book, called “Happy recipes using no gas and no electricity” and written in Japanese, features over 100 items, including fried shrimp and baked fish, cooked in a non-traditional way.

The book is expected to become very popular at a time when Japan is encouraging citizens to refrain from overusing electricity due to an expected power shortage caused by the ongoing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Elliott, who has a long career as a professional culinary researcher and was the main food adviser during the 2009 Japan Matsuri event at the Japanese embassy in Britain, says she encourages everyone to try the suggested recipes in the book even at times of no self-restraint, because without the need for gas and electricity, they are cooked easily and can become one addition to the main meal every day.

The book goes on sales on July 8 for 1,000 yen.

All proceeds will be donated to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami through the Japan Red Cross.

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Recipes for meals that do not require gas, electricity to make

= salads.

Can I write a book too?

including fried shrimp and baked fish, cooked in a non-traditional way.

How do you fry or bake something without using gas or electricity?? I might buy this book just to see what hippie idea she's come up with, and laugh at it...

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How do you fry or bake something without using gas or electricity??

Wood, fire, fry pan, oil = frying something. Wood, fire, coals, dutch oven or even tin foil = baking something.

Never been camping? Things were being fried and baked on this planet loooooooooong before the advent of electricity or pressurized gas canisters. Doesn't have all that much to do with the recipe, though. It's all in the cooking technique.

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Never been camping?

No. I haven't. Thanks! You just saved me from buying the book! ;)

Although, to be honest:

they are cooked easily and can become one addition to the main meal every day.

...I would hardly call using wood//coals etc "easy", and maybe in England, where people have gardens, you can make a fire/BBQ at home, I can't imagine people doing it in most large cities in Japan.

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You can cook fish with lemon juice!

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I would hardly call using wood//coals etc "easy"

Not so hard, really. But, you are right, you can't really do it indoors. I suppose people could go out on their verandas and set up their bbq grill, but they better be careful.

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Setting up a BBQ grill on the veranda is forbidden in Japan. I would also love to know how she fries something without using fire.

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Hmmm. Sunlight. Mirrors. Tinfoil. Cooking oil. Solar cookery?

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Plutonium or kryptonite?

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No thanks, think i would rather have a sandwich or some fruit.

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How about a recipe that doesn't give me gas...

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How good of her, nothing opportunistic about this at all. Maybe she watched The Road recently or went on a camping trip.

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They'll be sitting round big ole campfires in the shelters, singing and cooking up some fried fish, smoking the place out, everybody laughing, saying how it reminds them of the BBQs they used to have...

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Do you have to catch the fish? I am willing to bet she keeps in an electric-powered refrigerator before cooking it.

A friend living in an apartment ("mansion") used to barbecue on his balcony. He set off smoke detectors more than once.

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Tuna salad: Mix some canned tuna with some chopped onion, sweet relish and mayonnaise.

Celery & peanut butter: Get a stalk of celery ( the leaves are the best part ), smear some peanut butter on it and enjoy ( Skippy's peanut butter is the best, but another brand may do, just make sure it's not Japanese "pinatsu-bataa" )

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Not much use without a link to the book itself, or even a title!

For those that are interested, it took a while but I finally found it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.jp/電気もガスも使わない-しあわせレシピ-いっちゃん/dp/4072788767/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307784508&sr=8-1

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