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Author Solt, George, 1978- author

Title The untold history of ramen : how political crisis in Japan spawned a global food craze / George Solt
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series California studies in food and culture
California studies in food and culture.
Summary A rich, salty, and steaming bowl of noodle soup, ramen has become an international symbol of the cultural prowess of Japanese cuisine. In this highly original account of geopolitics and industrialization in Japan, George Solt traces the meteoric rise of ramen from humble fuel for the working poor to international icon of Japanese culture. Ramen's popularity can be attributed to political and economic change on a global scale. Using declassified U.S. government documents and an array of Japanese sources, Solt reveals how the creation of a black market for American wheat imports during the U.S. o
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ramen -- Japan -- History.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520277562 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520282353 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520958373 (electronic bk.)
1306498465 (electronic bk.)
9780520277564 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520282353 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520958371 (electronic bk.)
9781306498463 (electronic bk.)