Sushi

A specialty dish from Japan made with assorted fillings, from raw seafood to vegetables and condiments, like pickled ginger to wasabi. It's main ingredient is a vinegared rice wrapped in a sheet of nori, seaweed. Roll your own sushi with these titles from our digital collections.

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Finally, an all-inclusive, visual handbook for sushi lovers who want to make sushi affordably and confidently at home! This gorgeously accessible book includes popular sushi, sashimi, and sushi-style recipes by Hiro Sone, a Japaneseborn and classically trained James Beard Award–winning chef. More than 175 photographs feature beautifully finished nigiri, rolls, and ingredients in step-by-step sequences that visually demonstrate basic sushi cuts and shaping fundamentals. Packed with essential sushi knowledge—including profiles of the 65 fish and other key ingredients of sushi, recipes for staples such as dashi, and lessons in basic beverage pairing—this comprehensive yet stylish book will appeal to any fan of sushi or Japanese culture.

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Now, anyone can go from sushi novice to sushi samurai--slicing, filleting, and making rolls like a master! Never before have the techniques of this most popular Asian cuisine been as attractively presented, as easy to follow, and as temptingly photographed as they are in this beginner's guide. With the help of an unbelievable number of close-up photos, expert Aya Imatani virtually takes would-be chefs by the hand, leading them through every delectable step of the process. She discusses all the tools, foods, and paraphernalia; lays out the methods for making vinegars and sauces; and demonstrates how to make sashimi creations so special they aren't even found in many sushi bars. The menu of sushi recipes is expansive, encompassing hosomaki, saimaki, and all-vegetarian varieties. You will even learn all the right Japanese names for each dish. And everything seems wonderfully doable. The big finish: Aya's specials, the kind of dishes you'll never find in sushi bars--such as Sushi Cake (Chicken &Teriyaki) and Temarizushi (made of tuna, salmon, and avocado)--but that a Japanese mother or grandmother would make for her own family.

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Entertain your friends and family with sushi that looks as fantastic as it tastes! As the world's appetite for Japanese sushi continues to skyrocket, the Sushi Art Cookbook introduces readers to the art of creating sushi that looks as fantastic as it tastes! Author Ken Kawasumi-principal lecturer at the Japanese Sushi Institute-is the pioneering chef behind Kazari Maki Sushi. The designs revealed by slicing the sushi logs into delicious morsels can be understated or refined, expressive or playful-whatever suits the occasion! A sushi cookbook like no other, this guide to decorative Kazari Maki Sushi includes: Instructions on how to prepare sushi rice, ingredients, and garnishes Essential sushi rolling and pressing techniques 85 designs from simple to sophisticated Detailed color photographs, documenting step-by-step assembly. Anyone can create these simple-to-sophisticated sushi recipes and designs: Chrysanthemum Bunny Clown Smiley-Face Panda Cherry Blossom Guitar Penguin Bonsai Tree Samurai and much more!

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Japan is arguably the preeminent food nation on earth; it's a mecca for the world's greatest chefs and has more Michelin stars than any other country. The Japanese go to extraordinary lengths and expense to eat food that is marked both by its exquisite preparation and exotic content. Their creativity, dedication, and courage in the face of dishes such as cod sperm and octopus ice cream are only now beginning to be fully appreciated in the sushi and ramen-saturated West, as are the remarkable health benefits of the traditional Japanese diet.

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