Alexis Aldeguer was born in Elx (Valencia, Spain) and is currently living in la Vila de Gracia (a neighborhood in Barcelona). He is an illustrator and former supermarket shelf-filler, a comic book fanatic and an apprentice in the art of making Paella. He is also a regular consumer of war documentaries and loves arguing for entertainment purposes. Maiko San is a neighbor from Penguin Village, a master chef and a spiritual guide, as well as a connoisseur of each and every Asian restaurant in Barcelona. She gives away both wisdom and love by cooking for her friends. Ilaria Mauro arrived in town from the green countryside of Brianza, in Lombardy. She came to Spain to get a tan and never left. She is a photographer, designer and a little bit of many more things. She collects patatas bravas and cozy spots where she likes to go to eat and chill out.
This Japanese cookbook is heavily illustrated in a Manga style and began as a hand-drawn, hand-bound edition circulated among the three coauthors' friends. -Publishers Weekly The manga frame surrounds each recipe with a conversation and reminds readers that cooking and sharing healthy, home-cooked food is a fun and social activity. Substitute ingredients are suggested for those without access to specialty grocery items, and the inclusion of dishes with an Italian flavor profile make this a warm and approachable introduction to Japanese cooking and the culture that surrounds it. -Booklist An entertaining introduction to the world of Japanese food, and an approachable book for those interested in learning more about Japanese food culture. -JQ Magazine A warm invitation from three friends to join them in the kitchen. -The Epoch Times This book contains 59 recipes that are all illustrated with simple instructions and a good dose of humor, too! [...] The recipes aren't complicated or pretentious, they're down-home ordinary-folk meals, which suits me perfectly! -Castle View Academy blog Part graphic novel and part treatise on Japanese culture, three friends joined forces for this book in order to make Japanese cuisine simple enough for everyone to enjoy cooking...The cartoon illustrations make it all fun, while they also effectively convey tons of information. Let your customers now that they too can easily create Japanese Pizza, Uramaki 'Inside-Out' California Rolls, Sardine Meatballs, Rice Stuffed Omelettes, Matcha Frappuccino, and Mushi-Pan Banana Muffins. -Retailing Insight I found the recipes easy to follow and I enjoyed the snippets on Japanese culture the authors included. The illustrations were nice and were helpful in following the recipe. It's a good starter cookbook for kids or adults not familiar with Japanese-style cooking. -This Kid Reviews Books blog ...[This book] is filled with colourful illustrations, and with recipes like 'Ham and Cheese Pot Stickers' and 'Tofu Mayonnaise,' it introduces Japanese cuisine through fusion recipes that help catch the attention of those who are less compelled to try new things. Authentic Japanese recipes are also included, with cultural introductions that give context. Japanese Cooking with Manga is a fun read and serves as a great introduction that will help ease the Western palate into Japanese cuisine. -Kyoto Journal