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Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen: Japans Favorite Noodle Soup Barak Kushner

Slurp! A Social and Culinary History of Ramen: Japans Favorite Noodle Soup

Barak Kushner

Published
ISBN : 9789004218451
Hardcover
289 pages
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 About the Book 

Ramen, Japan s noodle soup, is a microcosm of Japan and its historical relations with China. The long evolution of ramen helps us enter the history of cuisine in Japan, charting how food and politics combined as a force within Sino-Japan relations.MoreRamen, Japan s noodle soup, is a microcosm of Japan and its historical relations with China. The long evolution of ramen helps us enter the history of cuisine in Japan, charting how food and politics combined as a force within Sino-Japan relations. Cuisine in East Asia plays a significant political role, at times also philosophical, economic, and social. Ramen is a symbol of the relationship between the two major forces in East Asia what started as a Chinese food product ended up almost 1,000 years later as the emblem of modern Japanese cuisine. This book explains that history from myths about food in ancient East Asia to the transfer of medieval food technology to Japan, to today s ramen popular culture.