Reading manga sure can make a person hungry! Food appears frequently in Japanese comics, but what exactly is it that the characters are eating? Introducing "The Manga Cookbook", an illustrated step-by-step guide to preparing simple Japanese dishes using ingredients found in every Western kitchen. Learn to identify and make the same things you see in all your favorite manga: authentic onigiri (rice balls), yakitori (skewered chicken), oshinko (pickled vegetables), udon (Japanese noodles), okonomiyaki (Japanese-style pizza) and many others! It includes sections on how to assemble bento boxed lunches and properly use chopsticks. It features original manga illustrations by Chihiro Hattori. Soon, you too can enjoy a meal fit for a manga character!