Author(s): Matt Goulding
Part travel guide, part cultural celebration, Rice, Noodle, Fish invites readers to explore an entire country through the lens of food. In this eclectic journey through Japan, Matt Goulding navigates the intersection between food, history and culture, sharing the colours, textures, tastes and cultural DNA that this extraordinary cuisine has to offer. The book explores Japan's most intriguing culinary disciplines in seven key regions, from the traditional kaiseki of Kyoto and sushi masters of Tokyo, to the street food of Osaka and the ramen culture of Fukuoka.This brilliant narrative considers the cultural and culinary flavours of each region and the stories behind the people who prepare it. A rare breed of inspiration and information, Rice, Noodle, Fish is perfect for the intrepid and armchair traveller alike. A must-have exploration of the world's deepest and most misunderstood food culture, the end result is an exquisitely immersive culinary journey through this captivating country.
Matt Goulding is chief editor and publisher of Roads & Kingdoms, theformer food editor of Men's Health, and the co-author of the New YorkTimes-bestselling series, Eat This, Not That, which sold nearly 9 millioncopies. He is a James Beard Award winner and has also written forHarper's, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Food & Wine andTime magazine.Nathan Thornburgh is chief editor and publisher of Roads &Kingdoms, and has spent much of the last decade working at Timemagazine as foreign correspondent and editor.Anthony Bourdain is a chef, publisher, television personality and theauthor of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.