Book Review: Hatsume Sato

Hatsume Sato was well-known for helping people heal through her culinary skills. At her forest retreat, “Ischia of the Forest " in northern Japan, she taught many how to make a delicious Omusubi (Japanese: Rice Ball) by allowing the rice to "breath.” Many people believed her Omusubi guided them to a better life. A believer in food consciousness, she died at the age of 94 in February 2016.

This small pocket size book is narrated gently in her voice with a powerful and inspiring message. The food for nourishing life is prepared in a very simple and peaceful way.  She uses only the most fresh, natural and seasonal ingredients in her cooking. She believed that understanding all ingredients and their purpose brings them to life, and allows us to experience the true natural flavor of their taste.