Cooking for Crowds author Merry “Corky” White receives the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

white-m[1]The Japanese Consulate released a press release earlier this week announcing “that the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, will be conferred upon Ms. Merry White, Professor of Anthropology at Boston University, in recognition of her significant contributions to the development of Japanese studies and the introduction of Japanese culture in the United States of America.”

Citing her extensive travel, research, and writing on the contemporary society and culture of Japan, the Consulate credits Ms. White for “contributions to the development of Japanese studies and the introduction of Japanese culture in the United States of America.”

She has recently published Coffee Life in Japan with University of California Press and this fall will publish Cooking for Crowds: 40th Anniversary Edition with PUP. We look forward to bringing you more info about this special cookbook soon.