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The Meaning of Rice: And Other Tales from the Belly of Japan

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The Meaning of Rice: And Other Tales from the Belly of Japan

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Embarking on a journey of Japan to explore its dazzling food culture, the author and his family discover future food trends and m...

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**Shortlisted for the 2017 Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards****Shortlisted for the 2018 Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award** 'The next Bill Bryson.? New York TimesIn this often hilarious yet deeply... researched book, food and travel writer Michael Booth and his family embark on an epic journey the length of Japan to explore its dazzling food culture. They find a country much altered since their previous visit ten years earlier (which resulted in the award-winning international bestseller Sushi and Beyond). Over the last decade the country?s restaurants have won a record number of Michelin stars and its cuisine was awarded United Nations heritage status. The world?s top chefs now flock to learn more about the extraordinary dedication of Japan?s food artisans, while the country?s fast foods - ramen, sushi and yakitori - have conquered the world. As well as the plaudits, Japan is also facing enormous challenges. Ironically, as Booth discovers, the future of Japan?s culinary heritage is under threat.Often venturing far off the beaten track, the author and his family discover intriguing future food trends and meet a fascinating cast of food heroes, from a couple lavishing love on rotten fish, to a chef who literally sacrificed a limb in pursuit of the ultimate bowl of ramen, and a farmer who has dedicated his life to growing the finest rice in the world... in the shadow of Fukushima. They dine in the greatest restaurant in the world, meet the world champion of cakes, and encounter wild bears. Booth is invited to judge the world sushi championship, 'enjoys? the most popular Japanese dish you have never heard of aboard a naval destroyer, and unearths the unlikely story of the Englishwoman who helped save the seaweed industry.Sushi and Beyond was also a bestseller in Japanese where its success has had improbable consequences for Booth and his family. They now star in their own popular cartoon series produced by national broadcaster NHK.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 12/10/2017
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Pages: 336
  • Dimensions (mm): 234x153x27mm
  • Weight: 479g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 12/10/2017
  • Author:Michael Booth

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