The Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze (California Studies in Food and Culture)

The Untold History of Ramen: How Political Crisis in Japan Spawned a Global Food Craze (California Studies in Food and Culture)

George Solt


A wealthy, salty, and steaming bowl of noodle soup, ramen has develop into a global image of the cultural prowess of eastern delicacies. during this hugely unique account of geopolitics and industrialization in Japan, George Solt lines the meteoric upward push of ramen from humble gas for the operating negative to foreign icon of jap culture.

Ramen’s recognition could be attributed to political and fiscal switch on an international scale. utilizing declassified U.S. executive files and an array of eastern assets, Solt unearths how the production of a black marketplace for American wheat imports throughout the U.S. career of Japan (1945–1952), the reindustrialization of Japan’s hard work strength throughout the chilly conflict, and the elevation of working-class meals in redefining nationwide id in the past twenty years of monetary stagnation (1990s–2000s), all contributed to the institution of ramen as a countrywide dish.

This publication is key analyzing for students, scholars of jap background and foodstuff stories, and a person attracted to gaining larger standpoint on how overseas coverage can effect daily meals round the world.

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