Cooking genre manga is a type of comics that is usually created by a female author and focuses on cooking recipes, food, cooking tips and cooking culture. Cooking genre manga are often depicted as lighthearted, humorous stories.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the popularity of the Cooking genre. The genre started with a shōjo manga focusing on cooking and recipes, "Kitchen Princess", which was published in 1994. Since then, the other series have been released that have captured a large audience.