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The Sushi Experience

Hiroko Shimbo ; Photographs By Jim Smith.

By Hiroko Shimbo

From Hiroko Shimbo, the well-known and widely admired authority on Japanese food, here is the most comprehensive, engaging, and instructive book that has ever been written on the fascinating world of sushi—the delights of eating it, preparing it, and savoring it in its many forms.

Shimbo introduces you first to the history of sushi (it started out as a way of preserving fish) and shows how it has evolved into the phenomenon it is today, relished by food lovers the world over. She then takes you into a typical sushi bar—guiding you in all aspects of the experience, from the ordering of sushi and the etiquette of eating it to the appropriate exchange with your sushi chef—all in Japanese, of course (you can tear off this sheet and the one on the back flap to tuck into your pocket so you’ll have these valuable tips with you the next time you visit a sushi bar).

For the home cook there are step-by-step illustrated instructions on how to make sushi rice properly and how to shape the rice around a variety of delicious fillings (primarily of cooked and preserved fish and seafood, omelets, vegetables, and seasonings). There are sauces and accompaniments to complement the sushi meal. A new world will open up as you discover sushi pouches, tossed and arranged sushi salads, sushi for the lunch box, and sushi dolls to make with your children.

Now, along with the professional chef, you are ready to tackle raw fish and seafood, and Shimbo gives you all the tools—what fish to buy, how to be sure that is safe to eat raw, and how to slice it expertly.

It’s all here in this all-encompassing, gloriously illustrated book, along with stories about fishermen, knife makers, tea growers, wasabi farmers, and sake brewers, to inspire American cooks to create, and enjoy, our own perfect sushi.




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Format: Book
Author: Shimbo, Hiroko
Title: The sushi experience / Hiroko Shimbo ; photographs by Jim Smith.
Publisher Date: New York : Knopf, 2006.
Subject: Cookery (Fish) Sushi
Isbn: 1400042089 9781400042081 9781400042081
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
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Call Number: 641.692 Shi
Oclc: 64487189
Bib Id: 255937

Format: Book
Author: Shimbo, Hiroko
Title: The sushi experience / Hiroko Shimbo ; photographs by Jim Smith.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Knopf, 2006.
Description: xii, 280 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Subjects: Cookery (Fish)
Subjects: Sushi
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 267) and index.
LCCN: 2006041028
ISBN: 1400042089
ISBN: 9781400042081
ISBN: 9781400042081
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 641.692 Shi