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Food and fantasy in early modern Japan

Author: Eric C Rath
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
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How did one dine with a shogun? Or make solid gold soup, sculpt with a fish, or turn seaweed into a symbol of happiness? In this fresh look at Japanese culinary history, Eric Rath delves into the writings of medieval and early modern Japanese chefs to answer these and otehr provocative questions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rath, Eric C., 1967-
Food and fantasy in early modern Japan.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010005799
(OCoLC)522429365
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric C Rath
ISBN: 9780520947658 0520947657
OCLC Number: 704274994
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Japanese Cuisine, a Backward Journey --
Of Knives and Men: Cutting Ceremonies and Cuisine --
Ceremonial Banquets --
The Barbarians' Cookbook --
Food and Fantasy in Culinary Books --
Menus for the Imagination --
Deep Thought Wheat Gluten and Other Fantasy Foods.
Responsibility: Eric C. Rath.

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Looks at Japanese culinary history, delving into the writings of medieval and early modern Japanese chefs. This book traces the development of Japanese cuisine from 1400 to 1868. It shows how  Read more...

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