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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books (November 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0465014267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0465014262
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #665,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Merry White (also known as Corky) was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Chicago and Minnesota. She received her degrees (A.B., A.M., and PhD) from Harvard University in Anthropology (East Asian), Comparative Literature (English, French and Italian), and Sociology (Japan). She was Director of the Project on Human Potential at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 1980 - 1986, a multinational study of learning with case studies in Japan, India, The People's Republic of China, Egypt, West Africa and Mexico. She was also Director of International Education at the School of Education during this period, and from 1976 - 1987 was administrator of the East Asian Studies undergraduate program at Harvard College. In 1987 she began teaching at Boston University and received tenure in 1989.

Her publications include: Coffee Life in Japan, (University of California Press, 2012); Perfectly Japanese: Making Family in an Era of Upheaval (University of California Press, 2002); The Material Child: Coming of Age in Japan and America (Free Press, 1993; Dobunshoin, 1993; University of California Press, 1994); Comparing Cultures (with Sylvan Barnet, Bedford Books, 1995); The Japanese Educational Challenge, (Free Press, 1986, Princeton University Press 1992, and Shueisha, 1992); The Japanese Overseas, (Free Press, 1988); Human Conditions (with Robert LeVine, Routledge, 1987) and Challenging Tradition: Women in Japan, (Japan Society, 1992). In addition she has published two cookbooks, Cooking for Crowds (Basic Books, 1973) and Noodles Galore (Basic Books 1976) and has written many articles on food and culture.

Merry White teaches courses on urban Japanese society, on food and culture, on women in Asia and on the anthropology of travel and tourism. In addition to teaching and writing, Dr. White is also consultant to educational and media projects related to Japan and to culinary anthropology. She has studied cooking in Japan and Italy, and was a professional caterer. She has also recently worked with the Discovery Channel to create a television series on Asian foodways, appearing in a one hour segment on Japanese cuisine which won two Asian Television awards. Her next project is a book on the world history of food, written with her son Ben Wurgaft, to be followed by a research project on the natures of food work. She also works with a project to sell Cambodian coffee in Japan, in order to support local development and elementary schools in north-eastern Cambodia. She has two children: Jennifer (White) Callaghan who is a lawyer in London, and Benjamin Wurgaft, an intellectual historian in Berkeley, California, and one grandchild, Meghan Callaghan. Merry White lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, about half-way between them.

A recent interview:http://www.heartnstomach.com/post/19730573134/corky-white-on-second-winds-japan-and-the-beards#.T2t2GC0GN-k.email
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By D. Boyce on November 18, 2003
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I first came across this incredible book in the library, then moved to a town whose library didn't have it, so I had to track it down on Amazon (this was in those bygone days before used book selling on Amazon, when they searched for used books for you). But enough of that.
This is one of my favorite cookbooks, which says something, as I've got an inordinate number of them. It was published in the 70s (even has Ed Koren drawings!), but its recipes were way ahead of their time. Lots of ethnic-but-immensely-palatable dishes, all of which are perfect for crowd-cooking - or even the smaller dinner party. Each recipe gives proportions for serving 6, 12, 20 and 50 people, so you can easily adapt them to your needs. The recipes are also easily prepared, perfect for those of us who don't have time to cook much any more.
Bottom line: If you find this book, buy it - you won't be sorry!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. Proctor on October 6, 2007
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This book may be out of print, but it is still a family favorite. I've loaned it to me daughter so many times, I've decided to order her a copy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By miakhky on December 4, 2013
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Super batch of practical but unusual recipes. I've been using this cookbook for over thirty years for large crowds, to everyone's satisfaction. This isn't the tuna casserole or fruit gelatin I grew up on at church suppers, this is a batch of inventive tastes drawn from a wide range of traditions. I love the charts for different sized events.
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Martin Luther on November 13, 2004
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This book is full of foreign recipes sized for groups of 6, 12, 20, and 50. There are recipes from all over the world which is pretty impressive and could be very useful for certain types of groups you might be serving. However, it is not at all what I needed when I ordered it, and the title is misleading since it does not tell you that virtually all of the recipes are foreign.I needed a book that would help me with recipes for church dinners. This is not it, and from the title, you would think it would be. I am quite disappointed in this book.
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