In this volume, the intrepid lawyer/gourmand Shiro deals with the closing of his beloved local supermarket, his ageing parents (and growing older himself), dodges lawyerly politics, and reveals a shocking secret to Kenji about why their apartment is so cheap to rent.
Shiro continues to showcase an array of inventive yet simple-to-make dishes, and his cooking buddy Kayoko comes up with tasty recipes to cook up Mr. Kohinata’s food after his fridge breaks down.
The recipes include celebratory year-end-only dishes as Shiro rings in the New Year at home, with Kenji, for the first time.
About the Author
Over the past decade few female comic artists have been as beloved or as recognized for their work internationally as Fumi Yoshinaga. Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1971, Yoshinaga is a graduate of Tokyo's prestigious Keio University. A lifelong comic artist and story teller, she made her professional debut in 1994 with her short series, The Moon and the Sandals, serialized in Houbunsha's monthly Boys Love anthology Hanaoto. Since her debut Yoshinaga has penned more than a dozen, with a good number of them having been adapted into motion pictures and animated TV series. Her work on Antique Bakery sent her into international fame and she has since been nominated in the United States for the Eisner Award for her titles - Flowers of Life and Ooku.
In 2009 she was recognized with the James Tiptree Award for her literary contributions covering the topics of gender in speculative fiction in her title Ooku. Ooku also received the Osamu Tezuka Award and the Shogakukan Manga Award.