My Kingdom For a Tempura Bowl

Tempura by Orimo

Tempura

Tempura (天ぷら) is a classic Japanese dish of deep fried battered vegetables or seafood. Tempura was introduced to Japan in the mid-sixteenth century by early Portuguese and Spanish missionaries and traders. There is still today a dish in Portugal very similar to tempura called peixinhos da horta, “garden fishies.

Soft Power

Soft power is a term used in international relations theory to describe the ability of a political body, such as a state, to indirectly influence the behavior or interests of other political bodies through cultural or ideological means. The term was first coined by Harvard University professor Joseph Nye, who remains its most prominent proponent, in a 1990 book, Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power. He further developed the concept in his 2004 book, Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics.

(Dr. Nye is the North American chairman of the Trilateral Commission as well as an active member of the Bilderberg Group.)

Cuisine Power

Cuisine power is a term used in international relations theory to describe the ability of a political body, such as a state, to indirectly influence the behavior or interests of other political bodies through food recipes aka Cuisine. The term was first coined by NeoShinka, who remains its first and only proponent, in a 2008 blog post, “My Kingdom For a Tempura Bowl“.

Tabetai kara ;_;

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