Rice, Noodle, Fish

Rice, Noodle, Fish

Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture

Book - 2015
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2016 Travel Book of the Year by the Society of American Travel Writers

Finalist for the 2016 IACP Awards: Literary Food Writing

Named one of the Financial Times' "Best Books of 2016"

An innovative new take on the travel guide, Rice, Noodle, Fish decodes Japan's extraordinary food culture through a mix of in-depth narrative and insider advice, along with 195 color photographs. In this 5000-mile journey through the noodle shops, tempura temples, and teahouses of Japan, Matt Goulding, co-creator of the enormously popular Eat This, Not That! book series, navigates the intersection between food, history, and culture, creating one of the most ambitious and complete books ever written about Japanese culinary culture from the Western perspective.

Written in the same evocative voice that drives the award-winning magazine Roads & Kingdoms, Rice, Noodle, Fish explores Japan's most intriguing culinary disciplines in seven key regions, from the kaiseki tradition of Kyoto and the sushi masters of Tokyo to the street food of Osaka and the ramen culture of Fukuoka. You won't find hotel recommendations or bus schedules; you will find a brilliant narrative that interweaves immersive food journalism with intimate portraits of the cities and the people who shape Japan's food culture.

This is not your typical guidebook. Rice, Noodle, Fish is a rare blend of inspiration and information, perfect for the intrepid and armchair traveler alike. Combining literary storytelling, indispensable insider information, and world-class design and photography, the end result is the first ever guidebook for the new age of culinary tourism.

Publisher: New York, New York :, HarperWave,, 2015, ©2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062394033
Branch Call Number: 394. 12 GOU
Characteristics: xv, 327 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm


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Jan 12, 2016

Gorgeous photos, and interesting text about artisanal food in Japan, a good part of which is most likely beyond the budgets of the average traveler. And what normal traveler would eat 5 bowls of ramen in 8 hours??? Although billed as a travel guide, many of the restaurant names are deliberately left out. Nonetheless, the writing not only makes your mouth water, but makes you wonder whether you can get on the next plane to Japan!

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