Présentation de l'éditeur
This is a revised version of the long-selling Kodansha International title, updated in many places to include all the new areas of interest in Japanese food. It is designed to help those travelling to Japan, as well to help the many visitors to Japanese restaurants worldwide who would like more knowledge about the restaurants, the menus and the ordering process in the Japanese language. The purpose of this book is to act as both a translator and a tour guide to the world of Japanese food, explaining not only what to order but also how to order it. By referring to the sample menus, restaurant goers can immediately read and understand most Japanese menus, even if they can't speak a word of Japanese. This book, however, also introduces the many interesting specialty cuisines of Japan, explaining the different cooking styles and ingredients used. It offers insights into culinary customs and history, as well as some of the finer points of food preparation. It also includes an extensive phrase section that can be used in restaurants, and a special glossary filled with food terms and their corresponding Japanese characters, making this a comprehensive reference source as well as an easy-to-use introductory guide.
Biographie de l'auteur
Robb Satterwhite is the author of three books on food, KI s What s What, and 2 books for Marshall Cavendish called Not Just a Good Food Guide: Tokyo and Not Just a Good Food Guide: Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe. He has also translated several books, including the Great Hotels of the World, and Classic Hotels of the World, series (six books each) from Kawade Shobo. His website, Bento.com is a guide to Japanese restaurants and Japanese food, and gets around one million page views per month. (Approximately 500,000 unique users). The website itself has over 8,000 pages and covers close to 2000 restaurants in the Tokyo area, including Yokohama, Kawasaki and Kamakura/Shonan, and Kansai, including Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Nara. The website has been mentioned in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and many other publications.