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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In order to fulfill her dream of becoming a great chef, the female cook Xiao Qiao decides to escape to the outskirts of the mansion to practice. Who knew she would run into the Ming Dan Lou assassin, Yan Ju, in the midst of his work! Within minutes, he slaughters the entire household, and even gobbles up the noodles she had worked hard to make!! And his first words after finishing the food are: "Come to my chamber!"
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Want to diet? Want to train? School-girl body modification comedy!
Join gyaru Sakura Hibiki and ojou Soryuuin 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 helps with healthy living!! Let's muscle!!!

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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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    I have never seen such a cool girl!!
    Daria (♂) is scrawny and has an appearance complex. One day he passes by Rubi-san (♀) who looks cool and is muscular!

    “Muscle Girl” x “Tsundere Boy”. The muscular love comedy begins!

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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. During his journey, he meets great friends and also fierce rivals.

    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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    "But suddenly, I had a little sister. That was the problem."

    After her father's remarriage, Sachi suddenly has a new stepsister, Ayari. At first, their interactions are awkward and very brief. However, they soon discover a shared love... of food?

    Sachi eventually discovers Ayari's passion for cooking, and the two step-sisters soon begin to bond over Ayari's delicious cooking, and begin to overcome the barriers that had once kept them apart. While their parents are away on their honeymoon, they learn to cope with their differences and bond over a seemingly insignificant thing. (Reference: MAL)
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    A young boy named Yugo Hachiken aspires to live apart from his family. He enrolls in an agriculture school, one which requires its students to live in dormitories. He thinks that with his talent for studying, no problems will arise no matter what kind of school he goes to. But he is soon forced to discover the inconvenient truth about agricultural life. Enjoy the story of Hachiken as he tries to keep up with his friends, farmers' heirs who are already accustomed to a hardworking farm life.

    Won the 5th Manga Taishō Award's Grand Prize in 2012.
    Won the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award in the Shounen category in 2012.
    Won the first Japan Food Culture Contents Award in 2013.
    Nominated for the 19th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2015.
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    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)

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    Chiharu and Maki have worked at the same company together for three years. They were both unceremoniously dumped this spring. As they were drowning their sorrows with sake, they were both summoned to another world. They were given the very simple job of cleansing miasma.

    Well, there's no way around it. Thus they begin their quest for alcohol, delicious food, and if possible, a faithful boyfriend.
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    A young man, Naoe Tomoaki, works as a consultant at a popular Seitai therapy clinic. He is in charge of the treatment of a woman on her diet course. But the woman is an elf from a different world with sharp ears and a bow! Why are the elves, who should be slender, getting fat? And will her diet succeed!?
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    A tired office worker commutes back and forth from work, and on his way he periodically stumbles upon Madoka's apartment window where she runs a ramen shop... later an okonomiyaki shop... later, an ice fishing hole... later, a sauna... later, a climbing wall...

    Who is this mysterious, silent and pretty woman? Where the hell does she get all this stuff? Why does she always beckon the office worker? And why is she so damn stubborn about it all!?

    Be prepared to have your concept of "multitasking" challenged!!!
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    Mukouda Tsuyoshi, summoned from modern Japan to a different world of sword and magic. He thought of what kind of a huge adventure was waiting for him, but actually, Mukouda is just a civilian who got caught in a Hero Summoning. And that Mukouda’s base status shabby compared to the legitimate heroes. On top of that, the king who summoned Mukouda and the rest were suspicious, and Mukouda left the castle by himself realizing. The only thing that Mukouda could rely on in this world is his unique skill Net Supermarket - it can only order goods from modern Japan to the different world.

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    Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skilll
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    The life of an ordinary 25 years old girl suddenly takes a turn for the worse when she becomes a waitress in a restaurant for killers.
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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.

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    14-year-old Ichika Usami loves sweets and wishes to become a patisserie. When she encounters fairy Pekorin, she is able to transform into Cure Whip to protect Kirakiraru, an energy that represents the feelings put into making a sweet, from the Kirakiraru Thieves. She is later joined by four other girls.
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    Suddenly summoned to another world, former office lady Fukuyose Mahiru becomes a lunchlady in order to cover her living expenses, as well as gather information. Then one day, she gets her hopes up when she hears a rumor that the genius Magician Randy may hold a hint to help return her to her original world——.

    "To find the practitioner than summoned you here, we must uncover the motives behind it."

    Things become messy after it's determined Mahiru holds a great amount of magical power, and must therefore cohabitate with Randy?! And on top of that, he finds eating to be too troublesome, making him the ultimate picky eater——!

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    Looking for peace, Gen decided to attend high school somewhere far from his home, in another prefecture, where his distant relatives run the local temple, which will become Gen’s new home and the start of his new life shared with his older female cousin, Chion.

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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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    Eating is a joy that everyone experiences every day. Sara is an ordinary working woman who gets the best out of her meals! So much so that she dances for joy every day, even if she didn't enjoy any spectacular success, receive particular appreciation, or heard anything interesting.

    *It's dangerous to read this webtoon on an empty stomach. Beware the food terrors.
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    Imagine there is a bar with many weird kind of food and drink that might bring you to another world! The bar, so-called "Nobu" is located in a alley of the old city Aiteria. At the very first step, diners feels like falling into another completely country, with cold, super cool beer, so-called "Toriaezu Nama"! (from: MU)

    Adapted from web novel (raw) / light novel of same name.

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    Saeki Kanji, 32 years old and still single, is living in the Japanese countryside, which is in decline. After graduating from university with a degree in economics he took a job as a salary man in a leading company in Tokyo, but retired when he inherited the family farm in Miyama village when his parents passed on. He soon took to the life of a simple farmer.

    One day a beautiful woman wearing full body armor came to his door begging to stay the night. She claimed to be royalty from another world and is unable to return there. She ends up living with Kanji and helping out the local agriculture situation.

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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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    Main protagonist is Tsurumi Asuta. 17 yrs old, 2nd year high schooler. He was working as an apprentice cook at Tsurumi-ya, managed by his father. One day a fire broke out in Tsurumi-ya, for the sake of his father's cherished knife 'Santoku Houchou' he ran back inside to retrieve it and thus met his end. Before he knew it he awoke to an unknown environment. He was then attacked by a beast resembling a boar but a girl named Aifa, from the People of Morihen, saved him. It was then that he realized he was really in different world.
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    When he realized it, the protagonist was in another world and had become a sword that was stabbed on an altar in a great plain, crowded with devil beast. The world he was in had a game like system; HP, MP, Strength, Vitality, Agility, Intelligence, Dexterity, Titles and Equipment. Following his instinct as a living sword, he traveled to find the one who could be his wielder, until he met with a cat girl that was about to be attacked by a bear type devil beast.

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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. During his journey, he meets great friends and also fierce rivals.

    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.

    Ogawa Etsushi's debut oneshot, King of Tower, is included as an extra in volume four.
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    A spin-off of Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon focusing on the daily life of Elma.
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    Event planner Yuka Sawatani‘s life ended as the result of overwork. Reborn into an Otome game with her memory intact, she becomes the villainess Elizabeth. She tries to resist her fate, but at the ending of the game, she is promptly banished.
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    The "slightly sweet tipsy couple comedy" manga centers on the 28-year-old senior public relations company staff member Chisato Mizusawa. The story follows Chisato's daily life as she enjoys her husband Sora's cocktails. Chisato has secrets that only her husband knows.

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    The glutton Xia Meng went out to buy a midnight snack and got into a car accident which transported her into the body of a maid in another world! And so, her life of romance, cuisine and adventure officially began!
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    Having lost his confidence as a bread-maker, Masaki works making bread in a bakery and boarding house run by a pair of sisters in Otaru, Hokkaido. Seeing the smiles on the people eating the bread, he grows to maturity one step at a time as a maker of breads. [Translation from the back cover of the first volume]
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    A virgin elf beauty is offered as a sacrifice to a legendary monster to save the village and the monster eats her, BUT she was spat out the second after because she tastes disgusting and had super stinky feets among other things, so the monster spoke. The pretty elf somehow got to live only to be sent back to the monster again after the villagers tried to "make her to taste better", now more healthy than ever went back to the monster.... but it didnt work out, she was spat again and again, now the elf beauty is pissed.
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    Lively high school boys cook together and eat together, a comic full of everyday hunger pangs. As they study, play and are energetic almost everyday, it's no wonder that they're always hungry.
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    His mother kidnapped by the Ice God Pagoda at a young age, Nian Bing grew up traveling with his father, avoiding pursuit. One fateful day, he was forever separated from both his parents and inherited two immortal treasures from them, the Ice and Snow Goddess’ Stone and the Flame God’s stone, allowing him to use ice and fire magic in harmony, a feat unheard of. Taken in by a former chef of legends, once known as the Demon Chef, he creates legendary cuisine while walking the path of vengeance!
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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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    Zenichirou is a middle school student raised in a motherless family. His breakfast always consists of onigiri and instant miso soup from the convenience store.
    Yae, a childhood friend of Zenichirou, cannot stand to see him eat such an innutritious breakfast, so she decides to make him breakfast every morning…
    This story conveys a simple message: eating with another person makes miso soup taste more delicious and hearty!
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    Ringo Nonohara's dream is to become a star. Although she can't cook, she tries out for the lead in a cooking show called "Delicious Time," which will also be starring the star she idolizes, Mahito Ishizaka. When she discovers that the final stage of the competition will mean she has to prepare a dish, however, Ringo calls on her good friend, chef, and next-door-neighbor, Tsutsui Kazuomi. Thanks to Kazuomi's help and her own cute persona, she is chosen for "Delicious Time." Thus begin trials as Ringo tries to become a star.

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    One day a chubby little boy calls out to a malnourished orphan girl, "Come with me, I'll feed ya."
    Thus Julia and her dog Alex begin their life with Dan and his father, working at their restaurant.

    Creator-approved translations by TheElusiveTaco.

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    Хибино Аюми 27 лет, не замужем, обычный офисный работник. Но в своё свободное время она превращается в альпинистку-одиночку, которая, запасшись разной вкуснятиной, путешествует по горам.
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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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