Cooking
Cooking is the focus of these food-themed manga, whether the characters within attend a Culinary School, work in a Restaurant or are simply passionate home cooks. These manga may offer step-by-step Recipes for various dishes or plating techniques. (Source: Anime-Planet)
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As a chef at a small knight's restaurant, I became the nuisance youngest daughter of a powerful man who was afraid of the emperor. I tried to run away with all my travel expenses…

It’s strange.

“If you say you're sorry, are you that shameless?”
“That’s because I’m your brother.”
“Why don't you take Grandmother on a stroll?”

Why is everyone so nice to me all of a sudden?

“Why do you want to take out someone's eyeballs when they see me?”

People who had caught me trying to escape.
I'm just cooking. What's wrong with you?
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The main character is stricken by a rare condition that affects only two people in the entire world, bulimia. He organizes his daily meals to survive, but his hope of survival grows dimmer as the days go by. He consults a doctor, who suggests playing the Alternate Reality Game ‘Athenae’, where he can eat as must as he wants without gaining any weight. He plays the game to save his life and grow in strength by doing nothing but eating! A Gourmet Fantasy Life!
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All business is serious business.

Immortal Tatsu is an ex-yakuza who’s given up violence for making an honest man of himself - but is it still possible for a devoted stay-at-home husband to get into a few scrapes?

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Won 3rd place of Tsugi Manga Awards, Category Webmanga (2018).
Winner of the 2020 Eisner Award in the Best Humor Publication category.

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    In an era of space travel, there is a small restaurant in Jupiter's orbit named after its owner, Motoka. People coming to or leaving the stars come through her small restaurant, and she always has something to serve that speaks to her customers' hearts and memories.

    Some may say that the universe itself conspires for the curious encounters to happen at the tiny asteroid, it being in the proverbial fringe between the pale blue dot and the space beyond for the travelers, who while visiting find answers that they may have not been looking for, but whose questions lingered in silent vigilance, ever present in the back of their minds.


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    Aldred, the leader of a kingdom’s A-ranked party,『Black Silver』, has accomplished the task of slaying a dragon. However, he who has pursued strength his whole life has lost sight of his goal from taking down a monster of the strongest species. As he worried about what to do next in his life, it was the scenery of Nordende that popped up in his mind; A rural village by the countryside, full of natural beauty, which he only visited once during a quest in the past.
    After declaring the disbandment of his party, he heads towards Nordende for a comfortable, relaxing life.

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    The everyday life of Nakano, a salaryman working for an exploitative company, is suddenly intruded upon by the Kitsune, Senko-san (800 Years Old - Young Wife). Whether it be cooking, cleaning, or a Special Service... she'll heal his exhaustion with her tender care.
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    In the early twentieth century, Russo-Japanese War veteran Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto scratches out a meager existence during the postwar gold rush in the wilderness of Hokkaido. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a treacherous quest to find it. But Sugimoto is not the only interested party, and everyone who knows about the gold will kill to possess it! Faced with the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals and rogue Japanese soldiers, Sugimoto will need all his skills and luck—and the help of an Ainu girl named Asirpa—to survive.

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  • Winner of the 9th Manga Taisho Award in 2016.
  • Nominated for the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and 40th Kodansha Manga Awards that same year.
  • Winner of the 22th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2018.


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    The main character, Jong-Seok Lee used to be your average, run of the mill person. The only thing remotely interesting about him is the fact that he’s always at local book stores. All of that changes when he suddenly encounters a completely blank book and foolishly accepts what’s asked of him...
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    One day, I realized that I, a former Japanese, has reincarnated into a different world as Cristea Ellisfeed, a Duke’s daughter . Reincarnation…? Duke’s daughter…? A world with magic…? Is this a light novel!?!? I received the reality while being confused. However… I’m dissatisfied with this! This full course is somewhat dissatisfying! Sweet-only sweets! I’m sick of it already!! The taste of commoners, please!!
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    Suzume works as a maid in an English manor house. Due to a certain incident, she ends up living in a small apartment in Japan.
    So where does she find comfort in as she began living overseas by herself for the first time? Japanese cuisine!
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    The future of hungry dad and son rabbit is food heaven!
    However... the sweetness was too sweet!

    A surreal and comedy sweet adventure!
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    Rin, a girl camping by herself at the base of Mt. Fuji. Nadeshiko, a girl who came to see Mt. Fuji on her bicycle. The scenery the two witness over a supper of cup ramen marks the start of a new friendship and many adventures to come, camping in the great outdoors!
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    Kazusa Yuu, a Japanese high school student interested in food and camping, dies in a traffic accident and ends up reincarnated in the wilderness in another world. He must learn to survive in an unfamiliar environment, learn the powers he was granted and the magic of the world that is based on eating other creatures, and rescue fair maidens in distress to feed them and build up his harem.

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    Kazusa Yuu, é um estudante japonês do ensino médio interessado em comida e camping, ele morre em um acidente de trânsito e acaba reencarnando no deserto em outro mundo. Ele deve aprender a sobreviver em um ambiente desconhecido, aprender os poderes que ele recebeu e a magia do mundo que se baseia em comer outras criaturas e resgatar donzelas em perigo para alimentá-las e construir seu harém.
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    Mukbang & daily life combination:
    It's better to eat together than eat alone!
    (Hour of Lunacy)
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    ALL CHARACTERS AND EVENTS IN THIS MANGA—EVEN THOSE BASED ON THE ORIGINAL 4KOMA—ARE ENTIRELY FICTIONAL. EVERY CHAPTER IS MADE FROM EDITING THE ORIGINAL KYUU-CHAN... POORLY. THE FOLLOWING PARODY CONTAINS JUVENILE HUMOR AND BOOMER REFERENCES AND DUE TO ITS CONTENT IT SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED BY ANYONE

    i dont own kyuu chan, nor the original scanlations. all i own are my own ideas and concepts, most of which are stolen from other franchises


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    Momose is an ordinary college student who harbors two secrets. The first is that, despite posting lots of sweet and sugary foods onto her social media, she actually hates them and wants to eat more fatty, rich meals.

    And the second is...

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    Shogo Ban is now a chef at Ristorante Legare. As the Yokohama branch of the Trattoria Baccanale he used to work at, he has been entrusted with the responsibility of head of the pasta section. Rejoin Ban as he struggles to meet the expectations of work and develop his personal relationships.
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    After his sister is devoured by a dragon and losing all their supplies in a failed dungeon raid, Laius and his party are determined to save his sister before she gets digested. Completely broke and having to resort to eating monsters as food, they meet a dwarf who will introduce them to the world of Dungeon Meshi - delicious cuisine made from ingredients such as the flesh of giant bats, walking mushrooms, or even screaming mandrakes.

  • Ranked first in the 2016 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (Male Readers Division).
  • Nominated for the 9th, 10th and 11th Manga Taisho Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
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    Shim Cheongi threw herself into the sea of Indangsu! What will happen when she wakes up in a lazy dragon's dungeon? Meet many cute monsters while living a delicious, symbiotic life!
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    Hina is an indoor-oriented girl who likes crafts and moves to a seaside town to continue with her high school education.
    She meets upperclassman Kuroiwa as she walks along an embankment and joins the mysterious "Embankment Club." Hina dislikes sea creatures, but she fishes with her fellow club members and eats their catches. She gradually starts to appreciate the appeal of the ocean.

    Links:
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    Saki spinoff focusing on Someya Mako as she cooks meals for customers of her family's mahjong parlor.
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    When I opened my eyes I had become the duchess.

    But something isn’t right. I went as far as becoming a character but I’m just a duchess in name that gets mistreated by the maids and ignored by her husband. What a crappy life! Gosh, I don’t know what to do anymore. I’ll just quietly enjoy my tea, was what I thought.

    “Can you prepare tea for me again next time?”

    Something’s gone wrong with my cold husband!

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    There's this pub (Izakaya) that was supposed to be in a certain place in Kanto region of Japan called "Gen".
    After opening the door one day, it was found to be connected to the city of Parisia, the Kingdom of the Eastern Kingdom…
    Individual residents from a foreign world such as fallen monks, warriors, noble female knight, daughters of noisy famous aristocrats, etc. all visited the peculiar izakaya which they've never seen before, and gradually they'll become fans of the dishes…
    A foreign world gourmet fantasy has finally started!

    *From the same author of Isekai Izakaya "Nobu", which takes place in Kyoto.
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    A couple living together for the 8 years of dating.

    How do I get him interested in my body like before? I found it! What you might be interested in my body♥
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    Those who love meat more than a job or love... they are called "meat woman".

    Meat…the sole oasis for unmarried office ladies around 30 who are desperate both in their work and love life. Stuffing your face with tonkatsu, yakitori, gyudon, and all those yummies without caring about the calories is the ultimate bliss of life. Neneko Kobato’s delicious gourmet manga follows these office ladies as they eat through all that juicy meat!
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    A youth named Kiriyama Rei, who lost his family as a child, endures loneliness to become a professional shogi player. Then, through a chance meeting, he develops a relationship with the three Kawamoto sisters (Akari, Hinata, Momo), who hail from a working-class district of the city, and little by little his frozen heart begins to thaw.

    Note: Nominated for the 2nd Annual Manga Taishou in 2009 and won this award in 2011.
    Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the general category (shared with Space Brothers) in 2011 and won the Grand Prize of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2014.


    The following links are to AnimeNetwork for the anime:
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    After the death of Mao's mother, who was called the "Fairy of Cuisine", Mao must strive to become a legendary chef himself, in order to take the title as head chef at his mother's restaurant. To do this, he must travel across China to learn the many ways of cooking, but he learns that the real battle has only just started. The Dark Cooking Society has already begun to move...

    Chūka Ichiban! (中華一番!, lit. Chinese Food Number One!) is a manga created by Ogawa Etsushi.
    From 1995-1997 it was published as Chūka Ichiban!. However, during the middle of its serialization, the character '真' was added, so from 1997 to 1999, it was serialized as Shin Chūka Ichiban! (真・中華一番!, Truth - China's Number One!).

    In 1997, Chūka Ichiban! was adapted into an anime series directed by Anno Masami of the same name. In some countries, the anime adaptation was called Cooking Master Boy.
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    The Alchemist Kurakazu Rintarou, saved a young girl who fainted in the Forest of Corpses.
    The name of that girl is "Chloe La Foley". Her specialty is housework.
    The story unfolds on the two's "Slow Life" under the same roof in this Isekai Maid Fantasy!!
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    The main character rose from the level of trash to become the top of his class through cooking, demonstrating the fearsome power of gourmet food. As he goes about his daily life, his explosive growth is the norm!
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    Want to diet? Want to train? School-girl body modification comedy!
    Join gyaru Sakura Hibiki and ojou Souryuuin Akemi as they lift weights and exercise with the help of macho-man Machio! Learn for yourself how good form, good diet and plenty of exercise will help with healthy living!! Let's muscle!!!

    Links:
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  • Maam's Twitter
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    Yuri Kugimiya is a high school student who has suddenly been transported to another world. As soon as he arrived, he got lost in a dungeon and was then helped by a troop of adventurers. He then discovers that he now has something more: "the Eye of God", one of the strongest skills in this world that allows him to instinctively analyze and evaluate any element.

    But Yuri does not intend to use this power to fight. He who only wants a quiet life far from conflicts, he then takes a big decision: he will use his power to become a kitchen ace!
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    Period action dorama about two men, a science fiction dorama about a lively group, a work about a pair of man and woman buddies........ Concerning works, be it designs, world views Miss Ono Natsume has handled a wide range of genre works. The serialization of the omnibus stories following "meals" by Miss Ono who loves eating and drinking! Heartwarming stories of scenes of dining tables somewhere where someone is also eating.
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    Tina and her brother Nicholas run a soup shop in the Finnish countryside. One day, something flies in their house. It's just a hairball… or is it?
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    Naofumi was sent to another world, accused of rape, and betrayed by his fellow companions. Left penniless and alone, he was forced to purchase a slave in order to have a fighting chance in this world.

    Anyway, here’s a bunch of stories about them eating delicious food.
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    A salaryman gets a catgirl visitor from another world, and bullies her with his culinary skills.
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    A-rank adventurer Alec meets Shiori, a woman with the mysterious title of "household mage." Shiori, the low-rank magician, is able to prepare warm baths and delicious meals on their adventures with her strange use of magic, providing an all-too comfortable environment that would be unfitting to call an ordinary camp. Though she has thoroughly won over the hearts of Alec and his companions, she has a secret. (Source: Mangaupdates)

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    Home Economics Teacher, Shinji Yabe, is asked by the biggest gyaru in school, Miku Okazaki, to help her "bake cookies to give to the teachers". The principal told her to do this, after she flunked every subject and makeup-class they put her in. He gets her to successfully finish a batch of cookies after several mishaps and is touched by his students glee over her success. He decides to start a cooking club after this experience to get more time and connection with his students. Upon hearing this, Miku decides to join, since he was the first teacher that didn't shove her into makeup-lessons after her failings and pushed her to try harder instead.


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