Monday, June 15, 2020

Six of the best food books to take you overseas

Caroline Eden is a writer and critic contributing to The Guardian, Financial Times and The Times Literary Supplement. In 2020, she was awarded the prestigious Art of Eating Prize.

Eden's latest book is Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light.

At the Guardian, she tagged six of the "best food books to take you overseas - while stuck at home," including:
Japanese food culture, often considered intimidating by outsiders, is demystified in Hiromi Kawakami’s novel Strange Weather in Tokyo..... Food plays a central role in this love story observed through the seasons, in which Tsukiko, a woman in her late 30s, embarks on a relationship with her former high school teacher, “Sensei”, connecting with each other over trays of kaki no tane rice crackers, bottles of sake and fermented soybeans.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue