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The Meaning Of Rice

Author : Michael Booth
ISBN : 9781473545816
Genre : Travel
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**Shortlisted for the 2017 André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards** **Shortlisted for the 2018 Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award** 'The next Bill Bryson.’ New York Times Food and travel writer Michael Booth and his family embark on an epic journey the length of Japan to explore its dazzling food culture. They find a country much altered since their previous visit ten years earlier (which resulted in the award-winning international bestseller Sushi and Beyond). Over the last decade the country’s restaurants have won a record number of Michelin stars and its cuisine was awarded United Nations heritage status. The world’s top chefs now flock to learn more about the extraordinary dedication of Japan’s food artisans, while the country’s fast foods – ramen, sushi and yakitori – have conquered the world. As well as the plaudits, Japan is also facing enormous challenges. Ironically, as Booth discovers, the future of Japan’s culinary heritage is under threat. Often venturing far off the beaten track, the author and his family discover intriguing future food trends and meet a fascinating cast of food heroes, from a couple lavishing love on rotten fish, to a chef who literally sacrificed a limb in pursuit of the ultimate bowl of ramen, and a farmer who has dedicated his life to growing the finest rice in the world... in the shadow of Fukushima.
Category: Travel

Rice As Self

Author : Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney
ISBN : 1400820979
Genre : Social Science
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Are we what we eat? What does food reveal about how we live and how we think of ourselves in relation to others? Why do people have a strong attachment to their own cuisine and an aversion to the foodways of others? In this engaging account of the crucial significance rice has for the Japanese, Rice as Self examines how people use the metaphor of a principal food in conceptualizing themselves in relation to other peoples. Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney traces the changing contours that the Japanese notion of the self has taken as different historical Others--whether Chinese or Westerner--have emerged, and shows how rice and rice paddies have served as the vehicle for this deliberation. Using Japan as an example, she proposes a new cross-cultural model for the interpretation of the self and other.
Category: Social Science

Rice Agriculture And The Food Supply In Premodern Japan

Author : Charlotte von Verschuer
ISBN : 9781317504498
Genre : History
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The majority of studies on the agricultural history of Japan have focused on the public administration of land and production, and rice, the principal source of revenue, has received the most attention. However, while this cereal has clearly played a decisive role in the public economy of the Japanese State, it has not had a predominant place in agricultural production. Far from confining its scope to a study of rice growing for tax purposes, this volume looks at the subsistence economy in the plant kingdom as a whole. This book examines the history of agriculture in premodern Japan from the 8th to the 17th century, dealing with the history of agricultural techniques and food supply of rice, wheat, millet and other grains. Drawing extensively on material from history, literature, archaeology, ethnography and botany, it analyses each of the farming operations from sowing to harvesting, and the customs pertaining to consumption. It also challenges the widespread theory that rice cultivation has been the basis of "Japaneseness" for two millennia and the foundation of Japanese civilization by focusing on the biodiversity and polycultural traditions of Japan. Further, it will play a role in the current dialogue on the future of sustainable agricultural production from the viewpoints of ecology, biodiversity, dietary culture and food security throughout the world as traditional techniques such as crop rotation are explored in connection with the safeguarding of the minerals in the soil. Surveying agricultural techniques across the centuries and highlighting the dietary diversity of Japan, this book will appeal to students and scholars of Japanese history, the history of science and technology, medieval history, cultural anthropology and agriculture.
Category: History

Sustainability Of Rice In The Global Food System

Author : Noreen G. Dowling
ISBN : 9789712201073
Genre : Food supply
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Food security; Food system; Rice production systems: challenges for rice research in Asia; Rice production systems: biodiversity; Economic considerations; Case studies.
Category: Food supply

Kinship And Food In South East Asia

Author : Monica Janowski
ISBN : 9788791114939
Genre : History
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There has been a growing acceptance that food has an important role in establishing and structuring social and kin relations in Southeast Asian societies. This volume demonstrates that within all of them the feeding relationship is fundamental to the establishment and the nature of relations within generations and between generations.
Category: History

The Price Of Rice

Author : Sui-Wai Cheung
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132255691
Genre : China
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Category: China