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December 13, 2009

42 Down, 10 To Go "Oishinbo Volume 5: Vegetables" (52 Books, 52 Weeks)

Oishinbo is one of my favorite comics series. Each book centering on a food battle, where father and son square off to present the tastiest dish made from a choice ingredient (a manga Iron Chef, of sorts).

Oishinbo Volume 5: Vegetables features two such culinary faceoffs, and food is just one of the appeals of the book. The tension between shady father and scrupulous son is palpable as each competes for his honor.

As an added bonus these books promote the use of local foods (especially heirloom varieties) and organics where possible, and take a refreshing ecologically responsible stand toward our food supply.

For one month, enter the coupon code "LHB001" at Atomic Books and receive 15% off this title.

My next book is One Ring Circus: Dispatches from the World of Boxing, by Katherine Dunn.

also at Largehearted Boy:

52 Books, 52 Weeks (2009 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2008 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2007 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2006 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2005 Edition)
52 Books, 52 Weeks (2004 Edition)
Online "best of 2009" book lists
Online "best of 2008" book lists
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)


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