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Here's the image from Shueisha's Comics News magazine. Announcing the Anime as well.
Soma and megume have eyes with almost the same color
A few more tidbits and an image
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How is that a specialty? That's so broad and can cover so many different fields its like throwing a pebble into a cooking ocean. Masses of what, french people, italian, Japanese, Chinese, meat eaters, or vegetarians? His restaurant's slogan is being able to serve whatever the customer wants. And he's not unwilling to use high-end ingredients when he thinks the situation calls for it like during his competition with Nikumi when he emptied out his account to try to buy better ingredients (and couldn't cause his dad's a cheap-skate) or gladly accepted Nikumi's offer of being supplied high-quality chicken meat during his attempt to revitalize the shopping district (and found out her idea of a discount was way outside his budget) or used a high-end ingredient like tail meat in his last match. He's got an entire field of study he dominates basically compared to the single class course of others, like if I was to say he was good in math, well math covers a lot of things from algebra to calculus, so he's basically good in ALL those subjects whereas others are only good in one. In some ways its comparable to Erina, with her just focusing completely on high-end/gourmet foods but still encompassing a vast number of 'specialties' as well.
Last edited by KrimzonStriker; October 29, 2014 at 02:53 PM.
Alice and Erina are the funniest pair in the story, Alice always hit Erina's Achilles' heel. Both are top in either coooking and beauty.
Hayama dishes are known by their aromas, but it doesn't mean he neglects the other aspects as well as Kurokiba sea foods with strong flavor, at least any judge said it to them.
Last edited by Leoat12; Yesterday at 05:48 AM.
Now he is serious
As for Hayama, I'm just going based off what I've observed of him. None of his dishes if you noticed are all that unconventional or unheard of. A pot pie soup, a kofta burger, or a caramelized duck are all standard dishes really, what makes them different from anyone elses is once again his adjustments of the spices and flavor accents, his preparation of the main ingredients aside from that are all straight-forward text-book methods to cook those dishes. So yes, while he is knowledgeable he does still rely too much on aroma and his use of spices to make up any difference in flavor combinations and really doesn't think all that outside of the box. It's not an omelette curry risotto I can tell you that much.
Last edited by KrimzonStriker; Yesterday at 09:46 AM.
I think they are going to do the necessary to win using their own methods. As for your example of Math, all fields of study are sub-areas of study, I didn't understand the comparison...
If their specialty are narrow, which I doubt, this narrowness will not appear in this match certainly, the theme was put to work well with all specialties. What you said about Hayama is particularly interesting because who is judging the dishes are alumins or high class people from culinary world, anything made by a first year is new for them since the beginning. The students watching the match always find awesome and unbelievable all the dishes though. Anything is new, but Hayama uses his skills to give a step further.
Well, let's see what will happen in the story, we will only discuss in circles with no base.
And I think they're too stubborn/arrogant and convinced of their own methods to ever make any real changes if the situation calls for it like Nikumi or Alice or Subaru before them. What's not to understand in terms of comparison? If I said Souma was good in Math I mean he's generally good in all sub-areas of of that study, if I said Kurokiba was good at geometry and Hayama was good at calculus they're good in one aspect of math, those aspects may have many variables to them but its still only one subject compared to the entire field of mathematics. Einstein was the greatest physicist in the world and he failed algebra for pete's sake.
You're confusing cooking styles again with mindset, yes if they really thought about it they probably could adjust their specialties to fit around each aspect of the reported theme for the final match, but I don't think they will, I think they (as in Hayama and Ryo) will focus on what they do best too much and pay too little attention to the other aspects of the theme. They're also all Japanese and that might be just me pointing it out there but coming across a Middle eastern/Indian burger isn't very common for them most of the time. I can get a kofta pita burger right now here in NY. His pot pie soup only caught them off guard because they didn't notice the preparation for it but as Marui noted the concept itself isn't unknown. They certainly didn't say/were surprised at any of the ingredients used in his duck dish, only at how well it was done given his use of spices to adjust everything once again, nothing about the dish or the main ingredients themselves. The only thing that consistently surprises them is once again his use of aroma which I just said is what he relies upon to make his dishes distinct, which I find he can do to a fault as this latest tie showed. As I said before it's not like he's made a curry omelette risotto or anything. But as you said we'll see.
Last edited by KrimzonStriker; Yesterday at 10:19 AM.