The Meaning of Rice: And Other Tales from the Belly of Japan

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One of the top 10 books of 2017, The Meaning of Rice is about the author’s journey across Japan to discover its astounding food culture. He discovers and learns various things during his travels, from captivating future food trends to a varied cast of food heroes, from the world champion of cakes to a farmer who has dedicated his life to growing the finest rice in the world.

What makes this book stand out?

The book covers not only the beauty of the Japanese landscape but also the diversity of food culture across the country.

Read it for

The beautiful descriptions of Japan offered by the author, especially of the various types of food he encounters on his journey.

Don't read it for

Although well-researched, the information presented can seem daunting and might even leave the reader bewildered.

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