Yoko Arimoto is a popular home cook who has published best-selling cook-books for more than twenty years, and Simply Japanese is her first book in English. She is famous not only for her straight-forward, healthy recipes, but also for her stylish food presentations. After her children set out on their own, she has divided her time equally between homes in Italy, the U.K., and Japan and has been able to give full play to her talent for entertaining people and sharing recipes. She also loves traveling all over the world and encountering local tastes, which she adopts into her Japanese home cooking. She has started a project to produce better kitchen tools with artisans, and sell good, local food with small-scale producers, from both Japan and abroad.