Japan's answer to Delia Smith is planning to expand her kitchenware empire to Britain. Harumi Kourihara, whose cookbooks have sold seven million copies, aims to make Japanese cuisine "easy". The Japanese food market has grown by 200% in Britain in recent years and is expected to be worth £13m by 2005. But while restaurants flourish, Kourihaha believes people are daunted by the prospect of cooking the dishes at home. The Observer 06/06/04 page 10

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