The Kamogawa Food Detectives

The Kamogawa Food Detectives

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Hardback Published on: 05/10/2023
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The Kamogawa Food Detectives
This will warm your heart, and make you hungry!
This is an absolutely delightful read, set in a quiet restaurant in Kyoto. The owner, Nagare, and his daughter Koishi recreate dishes for their customers,... READ MORE
Fiona Ellwood at Leicester Highcross
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
This book will warm your heart, and make you hungry!
This is an absolutely delightful read, set in a quiet restaurant in Kyoto. The owner, Nagare, and his daughter Koishi recreate dishes for their customers,... READ MORE
Fiona Ellwood at Leicester Highcross
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
So wholesome, will make you crave ramen!
Thank you to Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. The Kamogawa Food Detectives follows a father and daughter duo - Nag... READ MORE
Hannah Pilcher
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A Comforting Read
Have you ever had a dish that you just can’t get out of your head but have no clue how to recreate it? The Kamogawa food detectives are on the case! This ... READ MORE
Molly at East Kilbride
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Heartwarming easy reading
This book was a very easy, no stress, cozy read for the autumn and winter months. It has a very simple plot which did leave me wanting in places - I wanted... READ MORE
Rowan Maddock
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A calming, melancholy tale of people trying to connect with their past and their loved ones through food.
This is was a really calming, melancholy tale of people trying to connect with their past and their loved ones through food. I found the characters to be e... READ MORE
India - Exeter Roman Gate
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A delicious little book.
An incredibly comforting and cozy read filled with warm and delicious food. I couldn't get enough.
Kate at Chichester Waterstones
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Comfort food
'I reckon we always meet the people we're supposed to meet. Which is why you ended up walking through that door.' An enigmatic newspaper advert, with no... READ MORE
Alan M
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Wholesome
This book is a source of great comfort. If you are looking for a calm, peaceful read to ass the time, while also looking at lovely food, this is a good boo... READ MORE
Alexander Cooil

Synopsis

The Kamogawa Food Detectives, translated from Japanese by Jesse Kirkwood, is the first book in the bestselling, mouth-watering Japanese sleuthing series for fans of Before the Coffee Gets Cold. What's the one dish you'd do anything to taste just one more time? Down a quiet backstreet in Kyoto exists a very special restaurant. Run by Koishi Kamogawa and her father Nagare, the Kamogawa Diner treats its customers to wonderfully extravagant meals. But that's not the main reason to stop by . . . The father-daughter duo have started advertising their services as 'food detectives'. Through ingenious investigations, they are capable of recreating a dish from their customers' pasts - dishes that may well hold the keys to unlocking forgotten memories and future happiness. From the widower looking for a specific noodle dish that his wife used to cook, to a first love's beef stew, the restaurant of lost recipes provides a link to the past - and a way to a more contented future. A bestseller in Japan, The Kamogawa Food Detectives by Hisashi Kashiwai is a celebration of good company and the power of a delicious meal.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781035009572
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 280g
  • Dimensions: 205 x 139 x 25 mm

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The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A Japanese detective story - with food!
The premise of this book is lovely - a father and daughter run a restaurant in Japan where customers can come and ask them it help recreate a particularly ... READ MORE
Gemsiek
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A delicious cosy mystery featuring a father-daughter team of food detectives
‘Kamogawa Diner  –  Kamogawa Detective Agency  –  We Find Your Food. - advert, ‘Gourmet Monthly’” My thanks to Pan Macmillan Mantle for an eARC via NetG... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Recommended
A lovely book full of delicious sounding foods! I really liked the father and daughter main characters. Recommended.
Helen Doroszkiewicz
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Gentle & Heart Warming
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. This is a lovely gentle read that will truly warm your heart and be warned... make your tummy rumbl... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Detective story involving Japanese Cuisine
The Kamogawa Diner is based in Kyoto and is run by Father, Daughter Nagare and Koishi. Koishi a former detective helps different customer's, friends find ... READ MORE
Lisa Hilton
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A bit of an oddity but quite entertaining.
This book is a series of challenges to recreate particular food dishes in a restaurant in Kyoto. Each investigation is based on the life story of the perso... READ MORE
Minette
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
The definition of cosy
The Kamogawa Food Detectives is a Japanese contemporary fiction novel, which is especially perfect for fans of the series Before the Coffee Gets Cold. This... READ MORE
Jemma Crosland
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A very comforting (& quick) read
"The Kamogawa Food Detectives" by Hisashi Kashiwai is a quick and very sweet book about food memories. I'm pretty sure everyone has a dish that they remem... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A wonderful read about memories and so much more
The Kamogawa Food Detectives is a wonderful feel good book that is as much about people and memories as it is about food. Translated by Jesse Kirkwood it k... READ MORE
Siobhain (What You Tolkien About)
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Charming
The Kamogawa food detectives is so wholesome! This lovely book is more like six loosely connected short stories. A single line advertisement in a gourmet m... READ MORE
Jennifer Charlton
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
a feast for both the mind and the soul
"The Kamogawa Food Detectives" by Hisashi Kashiwai is a feast for both the mind and the soul. Seamlessly blending low suspense, drama, and culinary delight... READ MORE
Franko Figueiredo-Stow
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A mysterious diner and stories of memories of food
In the Japanese city of Kyoto, it’s a certain kind of client that looks for the Kamagawa Diner. A nondescript building, perhaps a little shabby with no obv... READ MORE
Carole Tyrrell
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Brilliant
The Kamogowa Food Detectives are a Father/Daughter combo who run a little restaurant in Kyoto, Japan. The duo recieve guests who are trying to recreate dis... READ MORE
Samantha Schofield
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A beautiful pallate cleanser
The Kamogawa Food Detectives centres on The Kamogawa Diner, a restaurant that specialises in creating dishes from their customers' pasts - dishes that may ... READ MORE
Lauren
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
The right combination of ingredients
“Kamogawa Diner - Kamogawa Detective Agency - We Find Your Food” The Kamogawa Detective Agency is run by Nagare Kamogawa and his daughter, Koishi. Their... READ MORE
Schizanthus  Nerd
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
A tasty dish but not quite a meal!
The central conceit of this book is that there is a tiny diner in the Japanese city of Kyoto run by a father and daughter who create specialised dishes for... READ MORE
Jim Sweetman
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
not what I expected
I think my expectations were high when I started this book because it didn't meet any. I don't know if it is the translation or the style of the story but ... READ MORE
june.reads
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Heartwarming
A lovely cozy read which gives you the warm fuzzies with every chapter.
Charlotte Pike
The Kamogawa Food Detectives
Foodies want investigations in Japan
translated, Japan, foodie, contemporary, ex-cop, detective, father-and-daughter, investigations, friendship, friends, family, nostalgia, culinary, cultural... READ MORE
Janice Tangen