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 story still continues but get sidracked like hell with tons of side stories when most ends in a chapter or two.
Overall, I loved the manga to death untill it started getting overrated, it stopped for a temporary intermission at book 102. I just want them to get the story overwith since it's getting as bad as Case Closed(when there's more side stories than the main plot)
I'd like to give it a 10/10 till book 47 and a 5/10 till 102. read more