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Oishinbo, Volume 1 (Oishinbo: a la Carte)

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Follow journalist Yamaoka Shiro on a rich cullinary adventure as he hunts for the "ultimate menu".

To commemorate its 100th anniversary the heads of newspaper Tozai Shimbun come up with a plan to publish the “Ultimate Menu”. The assignment is given to journalist Yamaoka Shiro, the protagonist of the series. With the help of a female coworker, Kurita Yuko, Yamaoka starts off on what can only be termed an epic saga to find the dishes hat will go into the “Ultimate Menu”. The subject of volume 1 is Nishon ryori, or Japanese cuisine, featuring stories on subjects like how to prepare a proper dashi (broth that is one of the building blocks of Japanese cooking), or matcha (the powdered green tea used in the tea ceremony), or red snapper sashimi. The subjects of the later volumes are: 2) sake, 3) fish, 4) vegetables, 5) rice dishes, 6) udon, and 7) izakaya or “pub” food.

To commemorate its 100th anniversary the heads of newspaper Tozai Shimbun come up with a plan to publish the “Ultimate Menu”. The assignment is given to journalist Yamaoka Shiro, the protagonist of the series. With the help of a female coworker, Kurita Yuko, Yamaoka starts off on what can only be termed an epic saga to find the dishes hat will go into the “Ultimate Menu”.

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Follow journalist Yamaoka Shiro on a rich culinary adventure as he hunts for the ultimate menu to commemorate the 100th anniversary the newspaper "Tozai Shimbun."

About the Author

Manga writer and essayist extraordinaire Tetsu Kariya graduated from prestigious Tokyo University. Kariya was employed with a major advertising agency before making his debut as a manga writer in 1974 when he teamed up with legendary manga artist Ryoichi Ikegami to create Otoko Gumi (Male Gang). The worlds of food and manga were forever changed in 1983 when Kariya, together with artist Akira Hanasaki, created the immensely popular and critically acclaimed Oishinbo.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781421521398
Subtitle:
A la Carte
Author:
Kariya, Tetsu
Illustrator:
Akira, Hanasaki
Author:
Tetsu, Kariya
Author:
Akira, Hanasaki
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Subject:
Manga - General
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Japanese
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Manga
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Oishinbo: a la Carte
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20090120
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.5 x 7.875 in

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