Title: Rice, Noodle, Fish: Deep Travels Through Japan's Food Culture
Author: Matt Goulding
Publisher: Harper Wave
Publish Date: October 27, 2015
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "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."
My Two Cents:
"Rice, Noodle, Fish" is a
travelogue through the delicious and fascinating food culture of Japan.
When I travel, one of my favorite things to do is to explore the new
place through their food. This is a gorgeous book that takes us to many
different parts of Japan to show us how the Japanese prepare and eat
their food. One word of warning: do not read this book while you are
hungry. If you do and you don't have quick access to authentic Japanese
food, you're probably going to eat the book and that's really frowned
upon! So count yourself warned...
This is not only a book about
food but a book about the culture around the food. In many different
cultures, food brings people together. It's no different in Japan. This
book was published under Anthony Bourdain's publishing imprint and
that's no surprise: this book feels like a readable version of "Parts
Unknown," a show I absolutely love! The author talks not only about the
food but about the people who make the food and the people that eat the
food. This whole book is a treat for the senses and could only be made
better if it actually came with the food that the book talks about.
have never been to Japan before but it is definitely on my list of
places to visit someday. I really, really want to visit now after
reading this book!