Oishinbo, Volume 2: Sake

Oishinbo, Volume 2: Sake

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by Tetsu Kariya, Akira Hanasaki
     
 

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As part of the celebrations for its 100th anniversary, the publishers of the Tozai News have decided to commission the creation of the 'Ultimate Menu," a model meal embodying the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine. This all-important task has been entrusted to journalist Shiro Yamaoka, an inveterate cynic who possesses no initiative, but does

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R to L (Japanese Style)

As part of the celebrations for its 100th anniversary, the publishers of the Tozai News have decided to commission the creation of the 'Ultimate Menu," a model meal embodying the pinnacle of Japanese cuisine. This all-important task has been entrusted to journalist Shiro Yamaoka, an inveterate cynic who possesses no initiative, but does have an incredibly refined palate and an encyclopedic knowledge of food.Each volume of Oishinbo follows Yamaoka and his colleagues through another adventure on their quest for the Ultimate Menu. Now, the best stories from the hundred-plus volume series have been selected and compiled into A la Carte editions, arranged by subject.

In this volume, the focus shifts from food to drink—specifically, to sake. For centuries different types of sake have played the same roles in Japan as wine and beer have in the West, from inexpensive everyday drink to refined single-batch rarities. Above all, sake has been enjoyed as an accompaniment to a meal, and after a revelatory moment at a local pub, Yamaoka decides that drink pairings must be an integral part of the Ultimate Menu. So which foods go best with which drinks? Sit down, pour yourself a glass, and read on!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421521404
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
03/10/2009
Series:
Oishinbo Series, #2
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
454,732
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Manga writer and essayist extraordinaire Tetsu Kariya graduated from prestigious Tokyo University. Kariya was employed with a major advertising agency before making his debut as a manga writer in 1974 when he teamed up with legendary manga artist Ryoichi Ikegami to create Otoko Gumi (Male Gang). The worlds of food and manga were forever changed in 1983 when Kariya, together with artist Akira Hanasaki, created the immensely popular and critically acclaimed Oishinbo.

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Oishinbo, Volume 2: Sake 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
sue_nyc More than 1 year ago
Just finished this volume. Already bought all 7 volumes, would love if they put out some more. Will be taking some notes on the sake brands. Next time I go out for sushi, will be taking a look at the sushi list and asking for recommendations. I'm not even a wine drinker.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned more than I thought there was to know about sake. This whole series is interesting, but this issue is especially eye-opening.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Oishinbo series, I own every volume available on Nook. Each volume contains lovely illustrations as well as a plethora of information about Japanese cuisine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago