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Book Announcement: Oishii: The History of Sushi

Oishii: The History of Sushi Eric C. Rath Sushi and sashimi are by now a global sensation and have become perhaps the best known of Japanese foods—but they are also the most widely misunderstood. Oishii: The History of Sushi reveals … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Eating Wild Japan: Tracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes

Eating Wild JapanTracking the Culture of Foraged Foods, with a Guide to Plants and Recipes Winifred Bird with illustrations by Paul Poynter From bracken to butterbur to “princess” bamboo, some of Japan’s most iconic foods are foraged, not grown, in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA

Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA Author: Robert Ji-Song KU 296pp. December 2013 Cloth – Price: $42.00 ISBN: 978-0-8248-3921-5 California roll, Chinese take-out, American-made kimchi, dogmeat, monosodium glutamate, SPAM—all are examples of what Robert Ji-Song … Continue reading

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Book announcement: Japanese Foodways, Past and Present

To complement our Japanese food and drink blog review by Jen, here is an announcement for a new book related to Japanese food coming out soon: Japanese Foodways, Past and Present. Whether you’re a Japanese food historian, connoisseur, or just … Continue reading

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