Not sure if this is possible in Montreal, though.
Wish-listed Japanese Cooking, too. Thanks for that heads-up!
Yeah - we're on a roll!
Japanese Cooking is a great book. I haven't yet read it cover to cover, but it is still the standard that in some way or another I compare other Japanese cuisine cookbooks against.
Izakaya is a cool little book. I have to admit that I've had that sitting on my shelf mostly unread for quite some time! I haven't really delved into this one.
I'm not sure it's my absolute favorite, but this is the best pure vegetarian Indian cookbook I've come across. Aside from the obvious stuff like Rasam and Sambar, there is substantial coverage of podis (spice mixes, usually for adding directly to otherwise plain rice, but also can be quickstarts for sambar/rasam/etc.).
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