It's official. I'm a published writer.
The latest edition in the To Asia With Love guidebook series is To Japan With Love. Within it are two pieces contributed by yours truly -- in the food section of course.
The process entailed in compiling and editing a travel guidebook has been eye-opening. I was first contacted to be a contributor in June 2005 after the editor, Celeste Heiter, noticed my blog posts about my travels through Japan. Almost four-and-a-half years later, I cannot believe I finally have a printed book before me with my written words inside.
To Japan With Love is a collection of personal stories, ancedotes and recommendations by people who love Japan and want to share their experiences with others. In my contributions, I tell of the joy of tonkatsu and my first encounter with natto.
I've included pics of my relevant pages below - click to enlarge and read the full article.
Pork tonkatsu from Tonki and Maisen, Tokyo
(Moveable Feasts, pp15-16)
My first encounter with natto
(Moveable Feasts, pp37-38)
To Japan With Love is available for sale online or in-store from Borders, Angus & Robertson, Booktopia and Big W. Check Booko for more information and price comparisons (thanks Minh for the site recommendation!).
Grab Your Fork was also mentioned in yesterday's Melbourne Herald Sun, recommended by Luke Nguyen as his favourite foodie blog. Thanks to Cruxie Faye for letting me know and so kindly scanning a copy of the article for me.
It's all a bit surreal, but I couldn't ask for a more fabulous start to my birthday!
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