Ramen is prominent food culture in the world now. This is a ramen guide book for ramen beginners and fans. The author, Yoshihiro Kaneda, has been a big ramen fan and has eaten ramen in Tokyo, San Francisco, and New York since early ’80s. This book has covered various knowledge about ramen and it also states ramen is an alternative food culture.
Ramen is the unusual B-grade cuisine and is revolutionary which has rarely existed in history. Ramen has created the alternative food culture in the world. You may think why ramen is the alternative and revolutionary. The reason is that every ramen chef is completely independent from any major companies and ramen is a people’s informal cuisine because it is cheaper than any other formal cuisines. Think about its price. The price range of ramen is about $5 to $8 in Japan. You can eat a ramen for $15 at most in the world. If I dare to choose the old perspective, what these prices tell is that ramen does not deserve to tell anything like junk food. But ramen fans are speaking about its taste, noodles, broth, and toppings enthusiastically on the Internet and are supporting new and creative ramen cooked by a ramen chef’s soul. Therefore, a ramen culture which has spread by people is born.
Targeted Age Group:: 20s and 30s
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Ramen is very unique food culture. Ramen is a popular Japanese cuisine and it costs $5 to $15, so ramen is called b-grade gourmet culture. Therefore, Ramen is people’s cuisine. Moreover, ramen shops are usually independent shops and ramen chefs are pursuing their own unique taste. So ramen is not a corporate thing and does not have franchised standard taste. In the recession of this age, in food industry, prices of things and cuisines become cheaper, however, only ramen shops has raised their prices. Ramen culture seems like the Slow Food movement in Italy.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Non fictional way. Research, references, and experiences.
About the Author:
I am a Japanese writer and an editor since 1982. I have been in Japanese publishing industry over 30 years. I used to be a punk and new wave culture editor and writer. At that time, I edited the first Hip Hop book in Japan. I also published a children’s writings book which I gathered a lot of children’s writings and chose unique writings as an editor.
Around 1994, I and my friends went to the personal computer and the Internet world, I have been a non fiction writer about the Internet and individuals. My main theme is individuals. So I published several books about the Internet and individuals such as “Cyber Revolution”, “The Charisma of individual homepages” and so on.
Recently, I move to Brooklyn, New York in order to avoid high radiation in Tokyo. And I wrote a ramen culture book. I am a big fan of ramen culture which individuals has created in the world. I think ramen is new alternative food culture.
Now, I am trying to write about people’s situation of Fukushima where I was born in.
Thanks for all.
Links to Purchase eBooks
Link To Buy Ramen Is Revolutionary: A Book for Beginners and Fans On Amazon