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In cucina con Banana Yoshimoto

In cucina con Banana Yoshimoto


Love, friendship, death, loneliness in food. A menu for every occasion: 38 recipes to return to love life and others, as in the novels of the famous Japanese author.

Cooking for the people you love means spending time thinking about their tastes, their growth, their well-being. Garnishing the dishes that will be eaten together adds a touch of art to the convivial moment par excellence. This is the basic idea behind the novels Kitchen, Honeymoon and Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto, who sees in shared food a recipe for happiness. Eating well means living well. Eating in company strengthens social ties and promotes a good mood. In a Tokyo where the tea ceremony coexists with the pressing rhythms of the technological era, where sushi masters sell raw fish and soups with an ancient flavor next to fast-food chains, the Japanese author’s characters question their roles within the family and discover that the secret of happiness, especially after a loss, lies in the simple things in life, such as a cozy and well-equipped house, the serene dialogue between kind-hearted people, a steaming cup of tea and good food. In Barbara Buganza‘s book, entitled In cucina con Banana Yoshimoto, there is a menu for every occasion: 38 recipes to return to loving life and others.

Genre: Cookery

Publishing house:

Il leone verde Edizioni

Year of publication: 2003

Published in: Torino

Number of pages: 100

Price: 10

ISBN: 9788887139539

Foreign rights manager: Anna Spadolini

In cucina con Banana Yoshimoto

Barbara Buganza

Barbara Buganza debuts with the story of surreal travel Short metropolitan encounters in 2001, as part of the initiative curated by the Youth Sector of the City of Milan ‘Subway I juke box literary’, in collaboration with ATM, reviewed by the writer Caterina Bonvicini; the same story won first prize in the second edition of the award of Ghedi Parole, parole… d’azione.