Food Cultures of Japan: Recipes, Customs, and Issues

by
Jeanne Jacobauthor

Jeanne Jacob is an agronomist and researcher on agroecology. She is coauthor of ABC-CLIO's The World Cookbook: The Greatest Recipes from around the Globe, 2nd Edition.

Food Cultures of Japan: Recipes, Customs, and Issues

20211231

Greenwood

Pages 272
Topics Appetizers;Beverages;Desserts;Diets;Dining Out;Food Security;Health Concerns;Holiday Meals;Japanese Food History;Influential Ingredients;Main Meals;Geography and World Cultures: Culture;World History: Culture

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Food Cultures of Japan: Recipes, Customs, and Issues

Author(s): Jacob, Jeanne;
Contributors: Jacob, Jeanne;
Abstract:

This addition to the Global Kitchen series explores the cuisine of Japan, from culinary history and important ingredients to essential daily and special meals.

When we think of Japanese food in the United States, certain images come to mind: sushi, ramen, and hibachi restaurants. But what is food like in this island nation? What do people eat and drink every day? Are food concerns similar to those in the U.S., where obesity is a major issue?

This volume offers comprehensive coverage on the cuisine of Japan. Readers will learn about the history of food in the country, influential ingredients that play an important role in daily cooking and consumption, meals and dishes for every occasion, and what food is like when dining out or stopping for snacks from street vendors. An additional chapter examines food issues and dietary concerns. Recipes accompany every chapter. A chronology, glossary, sidebars, and bibliography round out the work.


  • Explores the cuisine of Japan through comprehensive coverage of ingredients, history, and meals
  • Examines issues relating to food, such as production, nutrition and health, and sustainability
  • Provides an at-a-glance look at food history in Japan in a chronology
  • Offers recipes alongside each chapter, perfect for student readers and general audiences to try at home
  • Illuminates the text through sidebars providing anecdotal "fun facts" about food in Japanese culture

SortTitle: food cultures of japan: recipes, customs, and issues
Keyword(s): Appetizers; Beverages; Desserts; Diets; Dining Out; Food Security; Health Concerns; Holiday Meals; Japanese Food History; Influential Ingredients; Main Meals; Geography and World Cultures: Culture; World History: Culture
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Jeanne Jacobauthor

Jeanne Jacob is an agronomist and researcher on agroecology. She is coauthor of ABC-CLIO's The World Cookbook: The Greatest Recipes from around the Globe, 2nd Edition.

eISBN-13: 9781440866845
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440866838
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 272
Publication Date: 20211231
Series: The Global Kitchen