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    Slurp! a Social and Culinary History of Ramen - Japan's Favourite Noodle Soup:

    ISBN-10: 9004218459
    ISBN-13: 9789004218451
    Author(s): Borak Kushner
    Description: Barak Kushner explores the history of ramen and Japan's noodle culture over the last 1000 years.
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    Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
    Binding: Cloth Text 
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.342
    Language: English

    Barak Kushner explores the history of ramen and Japan's noodle culture over the last 1000 years.

    Preface
    Note on Transliteration
    List of Figures
    Introduction - The Temple of Noodledom
    The Ramen Question
    Ramen - An International Force
    Noodles and Nationalism
    Three Sages Walk into a Restaurant and … Noodles
    The Arrival of Noodles in China - Noodle Loaf?
    Food Legends and the Roots of Noodle Worship
    Premodern Noodles
    Court Food versus Common Food
    Shinto and Food
    Chinese Food Technology
    The Rise of Samurai and Medieval Japanese Food
    International Japan, Foreign Foods and Isolation
    The Rise of New Leaders and New Japanese Foodways
    Edo is Not the Only City - Tokugawa Peace and a Piece of the Pie
    Nagasaki and Chinese Food
    Food and the Chinese
    Passion for Noodles - Soba and Udon
    Banning Noodle Consumption
    Early Modern Noodles and the Myth of Ramen
    Japan's First Chinese Chef - Shu Shunsui?
    Edo - Feast and Famine
    Kansai versus Kanto Taste
    Edo and Meat Eating
    The Meiji Restoration: Menu Renovation on the Road to Ramen
    Treaty Ports
    Barbarians and Banquets
    Japanese and Meat Eating
    The Militarization of Food
    Sources of Bunmei Kaika - Civilization and Enlightenment
    Nagasaki and Champon Noodles
    Diplomacy and the Desire to Impress
    Imperial Dining
    Health, Hygiene and Food
    Chinese in Meiji Japan
    Imperialism and Food
    Empire and Japanese Cuisine
    Time is the Meter of Civilization - the Birth of Delicious
    Food and Excrement
    Raising the Standard
    Ramen Debuts on the Japanese Stage
    Other Theories
    Nighttime Dining, Students and Erotic, Grotesque Nonsense
    The Rise of "Nutrition"
    Edo Started the Process, Meiji Promoted and Taisho Finalized
    World War II Cuisine: A World Adrift
    Starving Japan and Bountiful America
    The Path to War
    Wartime Cuisine and the Nation
    Japanese Soldiers and Food
    Food and Victory
    Japanese Identity and Rice
    Battle Zones and Prisoners of War
    Food and the Home Front
    Surrender and the Dissolution of Imperial Food
    History at the Dining Table: Postwar Instant Ramen
    The Sudden Postwar
    A Land without Food
    Repatriates and Food
    A Dream Come True - Instant Ramen
    Why Invent Instant Ramen?
    Japan and Instant Ramen
    The Ramen Boom
    Ramen and Food Tourism
    Branding the Local
    Ramen Finds Its Way Abroad - First to America
    You Are Not What You Eat
    "Fighting for a Share of the Stomach"
    Is Ramen Part of Japanese Cuisine?
    Ramen Is Japan
    Ramen Popular Culture
    How to Eat Ramen - Slurp!
    Comedy and Ramen
    Ramen Fanatics
    Mus�e de Ramen
    Ramen Stadiums
    Manga and Ramen Music
    For the Love of Sushi
    Ramen - With a New York State of Mind
    The Global Impact of Japanese Food
    The Rise of Ramen and Japanese Popular Culture
    Competition for Original Ramen
    Conclusion
    The Dark Side of Food Greatness
    The Future of Food in Japan
    Changes in the Contemporary Japanese Diet
    Did Japanese Food Create Japanese Identity?
    Ramen and History
    Now Go Eat History!
    Bibliography
    Index

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