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Oishinbo

Oishinbo

Alternative Titles

English: Oishinbo: À la Carte
Synonyms: The Gourmet
Japanese: 美味しんぼ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Sep 30, 1983 to ?
Authors: Kariya, Tetsu (Story), Hanasaki, Akira (Art)
Serialization: Big Comic Spirits

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Synopsis

Around the offices of Tozai News, Shiro Yamaoka has a reputation for being over-blunt, under-ambitious, and generally an all-around slacker. So why has he been given the important job of coming up with the "Ultimate Menu" to celebrate the newspaper's 100th anniversary? Because he possesses qualities his other colleagues don't: an exquisitely discerning palate, an encyclopedic knowledge of food and drink, and a masterful touch in the kitchen.

(Source: VIZ Media)

Background

Oishinbo was published in English as Oishinbo: À la Carte by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint. 7 volumes were published from January 20, 2009 to January 19, 2010, with each volume being a thematic compilation of an area of Japanese cuisine.

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Bakabwoy
Aug 13, 2008
Well to start off, i first started reading this book in 1995. I came across it at the Oakland public libriary and got into the world of "Oishinbo".
I am a Japanese Chef of 10+ years and cooking related manga always mesmorized me, this book started my obsession with it.
The book starts off about a man who trys to escape his past, especially his father, he sacraficed his childhood for his own obsession with the arts. for the first 20-30books or so there were more stories based on the main charcter's past, afterwords there's cliche after cliche of "who's menu is better than who's". The main read more
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