This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies, hosted by Gastronomica editorial collective member Bob Valgenti. Eric Funabashi discusses Japanese immigrants' culinary experiences in Brazil following the initial migration of Japanese workers to São Paulo’s coffee farms in 1908. Drawing on published cookbooks and immigrants’ private diaries, he shows how Japanese immigrants forged new culinary practices and identities in Brazil over the course of the 20th century.
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