FoodReference.com (since 1999)
WHO’S WHO IN FOOD SECTION
Notable Men and Women in the World of Food, Agriculture and Food Science
Home | Food Articles | Food Trivia | Today in Food History | Recipes | Cooking Tips
Food Videos | Food Quotes | Who’s Who | Trivia Quizzes | Crosswords | Food Poems
Food Posters | Recipe Contests | Culinary Schools | Gourmet Tours | Food Festivals
(Patricio Lafcadio Tessima Hearn), also called Koizumi Yakumo.
(June 27, 1850 - September 26, 1904)
Hearn was a writer, translator and teacher, mainly known for introducing Japanese culture and literature to the West. Born in the Greek Ionian Islands, his father was Irish and his mother Greek. He grew up in Dublin, went to school in England and France, and immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio in the U.S. at the age of 19.
In 1877 Hearn went to New Orleans where he lived for the next 20 years. It was here that he wrote the first Creole cookbook, 'La Cuisine Creole.'
Hearn also wrote countless articles and essays and several other books while in New Orleans. He spent 2 years in the West Indies, and in 1890 he traveled to Japan, married, changed his name, and became a Japanese citizen and a Buddhist. Hearn taught English literature at the Imperial University of Tokyo, and wrote many books on Japanese subjects.
Please feel free to link to any pages of FoodReference.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: [email protected]
All contents are copyright © 1990 - 2018 James T. Ehler and www.FoodReference.com unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved.
You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.