Tokyo refugees publish cookbook

Kyodo

A group in Tokyo has published a cookbook on traditional dishes from the home countries of refugees living in Japan.

“Umi o Watatta Kokyo no Aji” (“Flavours Without Borders”), published by the Japan Association for Refugees, provides 45 recipes contributed by refugees from 15 countries and regions in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

The book suggests alternatives for ingredients that are hard to find in Japan to help people cook them while telling readers how the refugees view their situation.