Food Culture in Japan

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 207 ページ
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Americans are familiarizing themselves with Japanese food, thanks especially sushi's wild popularity and ready availability. This timely book satisfies the new interest and taste for Japanese food, providing a host of knowledge on the foodstuffs, cooking styles, utensils, aesthetics, meals, etiquette, nutrition, and much more. Students and general readers are offered a holistic framing of the food in historical and cultural contexts. Recipes for both the novice and sophisticated cook complement the narrative.

Japan's unique attitude toward food extends from the religious to the seasonal. This book offers a contextual framework for the Japanese food culture and relates Japan's history and geography to food. An exhaustive description of ingredients, beverages, sweets, and food sources is a boon to anyone exploring Japanese cuisine in the kitchen. The Japanese style of cooking, typical meals, holiday fare, and rituals--so different from Americans'--are engagingly presented and accessible to a wide audience. A timeline, glossary, resource guide, and illustrations make this a one-stop reference for Japanese food culture.

 

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目次

Historical Overview
1
Major Foods and Ingredients
29
Cooking
91
Typical Meals
117
Eating Out
127
Special Occasions Holidays Celebrations and Religious Rituals
145
Diet and Health
169
Glossary
177
Resource Guide
187
Bibliography
193
Index
197
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著者について (2003)

MICHAEL ASHKENAZI is a scholar specializing in Japanese food and culture. He is the co-author, with his wife, Jeanne Jacob, of The Essence of Japanese Cuisine: An Essay on Food and Culture (2000).

JEANNE JACOB has worked in the business world, in marketing to Japan and serving as a liaison. She also has extensive publishing experience, and after having lived in Japan for a number of years, she co-authored with husband, Michael Ashkenazi, The Essence of Japanese Cuisine: An Essay on Food and Culture (2000).

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