Super Sushi Ramen Express: One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan (Compact Disc)

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By Michael Booth, Ralph Lister (Narrated by)
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Japan is arguably the preeminent food nation on earth, a Mecca for the world's greatest chefs, with more Michelin stars than any other country. The Japanese go to extraordinary lengths and expense to eat food that is marked both by its exquisite preparation and exotic content. Their creativity, dedication, and courage in the face of dishes such as cod sperm and octopus ice cream is only now beginning to be fully appreciated in the sushi and ramen-saturated West. Food and travel writer Michael Booth takes the culinary pulse of contemporary Japan, learning fascinating tips and recipes that few westerners have been privy to before. Accompanied by two fussy eaters under the age of six, he and his wife travel the length of the country, from bear-infested, beer-loving Hokkaido to snake-infested, seaweed-loving Okinawa. Along the way, they dine with-and score a surprising victory over-sumo wrestlers; share a seaside lunch with free-diving, female abalone hunters; and meet the greatest chefs working in Japan today. Less happily, they witness a mass fugu slaughter, are traumatized by an encounter with giant crabs, and attempt a calamitous cooking demonstration for the lunching ladies of Kyoto.

About the Author

Michael Booth is the author of five works of non-fiction. His writing appears regularly in "The Guardian," "The Independent," "The Times," The Telegraph, and "Conde Nast Traveler" magazine, among many other publications globally."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781681683089
ISBN-10: 1681683083
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Publication Date: September 6th, 2016
Language: English