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Looking for a good sushi book...


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Hi, I'd just like to have some recommendations on sushi books. I'm not looking for a cookbook. I'm more interested in the technique and culture of sushi. Why does a Japanese sushi apprentice do nothing but wash rice for 3 years? What makes good sushi rice? Is it supposed to be warm or room temperature? This is the stuff I would like to know. Thanks!

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hello,

i think this is exactly the book you are looking for. Trevor Corson "The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket ". Here the website of T. Corson, this book answers all questions concerning sushi-http://www.trevorcorson.com/main/home.html

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"Sushi" by Masuo Yoshino, published in '86 by Gakken. 96pp.

Pretty much everything you'd want to know about sushi, and great color photos. This is about traditional sushi - none of that California Roll heresy. Note that of the 39 different fish recommended, the only salmon mentioned is smoked salmon.

As far as I can tell these 2 are the same book, the 2nd published later:

http://www.amazon.com/Sushi-Masuo-Yoshino/dp/0870407422/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254448852&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.com/Sushi-Delicate-Flavor-Masuo-Yoshino/dp/4051514048/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

Edited by ojisan (log)

Monterey Bay area

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I'm looking for the same thing: a quality book on sushi. I'm not happy with the quality of a lot of the books I've seen. I don't just want recipes--I want to understand the techniques.

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hello,

i think this is exactly the book you are looking for. Trevor Corson "The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket ". Here the website of T. Corson, this book answers all questions concerning sushi-http://www.trevorcorson.com/main/home.html

Trevor's book is wonderful and fascinating, but if you enjoy sushi, you may find that it gives you pause from a sustainability point of view.

"Life itself is the proper binge" Julia Child

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