This is a review of Adam Liaw's The Zen Kitchen: Easy Japanese Recipes for Home Cooks.
Too often cookbooks are treated as instruction manuals - a list of DIY projects that focus heavily on method rather than motivation. While of course this is a vital element of the cookbook’s purpose, it misses an opportunity to construct a narrative.
It has been over 25 years since the journal Aurealis was established. Its aim: to create a market for Australia’s healthy speculative fiction-reading population, and a friendly place to submit for those writers with the need to delve into the unreal, the fantastical and the theoretical.