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Super Sushi Ramen Express

Nonfiction: Autobiography & Memoir
Unabridged   10 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/06/2016

Super Sushi Ramen Express

One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681683089
Digital Download ISBN:9781681683096


A fascinating and funny culinary journey through Japan . . . for readers of Bill Bryson and J. Maarten Troost.

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Product Description

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.


"Super Sushi Ramen Express is narrated by Ralph Lister, whose smooth voice is a fine compliment to food and travel writer Michael Booth's story of Japanese cuisine and culture." —Donovan's Literary Services

"Entertaining . . . Booth's immersion in a remarkable cuisine is both engaging and convincing." —Publishers Weekly

"A British food and travel writer takes his wife, two young sons, and bubbly brand of humor to Japan in hopes of examining the food culture . . . he covers the current state of Japanese cuisine with humor and intelligence." —Kirkus

"Booth's wit is apparent." —Library Journal

"Booth's witty prose radiates excitement . . . Never pretentious, he exhibits equal parts curiosity and reverence . . . Many pages yield both salivation and belly laughs." —Shelf Awareness

Author Bio

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 Condé Nast Traveler magazine, among many other publications globally.