Machiko Chiba, inventor of the Cook-Zen, is a bestselling cookbook author and television personality in Japan. A proponent of ‘good food and good health,’ she teaches her microwave cooking techniques to aspiring chefs around the world.
Ms. Chiba has been awarded the Grand Prize from the following: National Nori-Seaweed Cooking Competition, National Tofu Cooking Competition, National Meat Society Cooking Competition. For her invention, the Cook-Zen, she has also received the Plastic Material Everyday Use Award 2003 and the National Economic and Industrial Director’s Award. Ms. Chiba is the author of over 14 cookbooks, including Japanese Dishes for Wine Lovers (Kodansha International Publications). She divides her time between Tokyo and New York.Back to all authorsBack to top of page
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The Cook-Zen pot is a microwave-cooking innovation that creates amazingly delicious, healthy meals in minutes. This companion cookbook presents more than 80 recipes for Japanese-style veggies, rice dishes, meat, chicken, fish, even desserts, all simplified for home cooks.
In The Cook-Zen Way to Eat: Microwaving Healthy and Delicious Meals in Minutes, the follow-up to The Cook-Zen Cookbook, Machiko Chiba has returned with even more incredible recipes made in minutes.