Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan

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How did one dine with a shogun? Or make solid gold soup, sculpt with a fish, or turn seaweed into a symbol of happiness? In this fresh look at Japanese culinary history, Eric C. Rath delves into the writings of medieval and early modern Japanese chefs to answer these and other provocative questions, and to trace the development of Japanese cuisine from 1400 to 1868. Rath shows how medieval "fantasy food" rituals-where food was revered as symbol rather than consumed-were… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (January 03, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 258 pages

File size: 1.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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