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Katarzyna Cwiertka is Lecturer at the Centre for Japanese and Korean Studies at Leiden University , and specializes in social history of modern Japan and Korea with particular focus on food and cuisine. She is the author of Modern Japanese Cuisine: Food, Power and National Identity (Reaktion Books, 2007).