Nom-Nom November: Food and Cooking Manga

By Amanda Pagan, Children's Librarian
November 25, 2019
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

Food is such an important and integral part of any society that it is no wonder so many stories revolve around the preparation, enjoyment, and even the design of food. Families can be ripped apart fighting over a recipe, or a child’s desire to go into pastry instead of sushi. People gladly dedicate their lives to perfecting a single recipe or finding the perfect meal. The world of food is one of limitless possibilities, joys, and defeats. That’s what makes each and every story so delicious!

Even stories not focused on food may have moments where a meal changes a character's mood or state of mind. Food is so essential to our well-being that it makes sense to include it in the narrative. 

This #NomNomNovember we're revisiting the drama and recipes of our favorite food-related manga. In the spirit of giving, we have gathered them here for you to feast at your leisure. (All summaries adapted from the publisher.)

Bon appétit! Buen provecho! Guten appetit! Douzo meshiagare! Enjoy!