Not Love But Delicious Foods
By Fumi Yoshinaga (Created by)
(Yen Press, Paperback, 9780759531871, 160pp.)
Publication Date: November 2010
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There is a Japanese saying that goes, "Hana yori dango," or "dumplings over flowers." And no one is more of an advocate of this adage than mangaka Y-naga, a woman whose life revolves around her intense work and equally intense sleep schedule. The only thing that can rouse her out of this infernal cycle of deadlines and being dead to the world? Food. As Y-naga and her friends visit restaurants around Tokyo to satisfy their appetites, their individual approaches to food add an extra dimension to their witty and comical interactions. Friendships are explored and lifestyle choices revealed, all over exquisite culinary creations that prove that variety on an empty and open-minded stomach is, indeed, the spice of life.
Acclaimed mangaka and Eisner Award nominee Fumi Yoshinaga (Antique Bakery, Ooku) brings a quirky cast of characters and a delectable assortment of actual Tokyo restaurants to life in this homage to two of the greatest things life has to offer: friendship and food!
Fumi Yoshinaga is one of Japan's most acclaimed manga artists. Born in 1971, she debuted in 1994 with the series Moon and Sandals. Among her most popular works is the series Antique Bakery, which has been made into both a Japanese drama series and a Korean film, and Ooku, which is ongoing and has also been adapted into two major films. Almost all of her works are available in English, as well as many other languages. She is also the recipient of numerous awards and has been nominated for the Eisners.