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3 Must Buy Books about SUSHI


3 Must Buy Books about SUSHI:

You shouldn’t judge a Foodie by his collection of Foodporn shots on Instagram, but by his collection of books instead. Whether it is to grow your expertise, learn about the history of food or simply discover new things; Books are the best ally for a food enthusiast.
Sushi have submerged the food scene during the last decade. They have reached an almost mystical status with God-like figures such as Jiro Ono or Takashi Saito. People go on pilgrimage to their restaurants and eat religiously at the counter; Devouring one sushi after another in front of the Itamae. If you have missed the Nigiri train, It is time to step up your game and learn everything that you need to know about Sushi. Take a look at my recommendation of 3 books you must buy to become The Expert of rice, fish and vinegar.

The Connoisseur’s Guide to Sushi:

Sushi is now more popular than ever. Though Westerners are learning to appreciate the unique flavours and textures of sushi, few truly understand the intricacies of the preparations, terminology, and culture they find at sushi restaurants. With detailed explanations of everything from maki to sake, Lowry demystifies the language, lore, and food that eaters may encounter. He offers an alphabetical exploration of both the mainstays of the sushi restaurant and the more adventurous offerings and toppings. Advice and anecdotes abound, ensuring that those who read this book will feel confident (and maybe even a little smug) the next time they eat sushi.

Why you should absolutely read this book:

The Connoisseur Guide to Sushi is an easy book to read with lots of useful information. Dave Lowry, is very knowledgeable and the book covers all the aspect of Sushi; From the rice and fish, the preparation, to the information regarding the Itamae and the history of Sushi. A perfect first step in the world of Sushi and everything you need to become a Sushi Snob.

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SUSHI (PIE International Books):

Sushi PIE

Sushi is food without equal. It is known both as an internationally-beloved delicacy and a Japanese treasure. Edomae Sushi, the variety most commonly seen in the world today, features a delicious blend of raw fish, vinegar, and cooked rice. In addition to these ingredients, harmony and balance are essential. Renowned sushi chef Kazuo Nagayama’s own personal recipes are presented here with exquisitely photographed examples that provide a glimpse into the painstaking art that goes into making each piece that is sure to leave the reader salivating! Sushi is arranged by season reflecting the availability of the main ingredients and includes thoughtful descriptions and informational graphics.

Why you should absolutely read this book:

A beautiful bilingual book Written by Kazuo Nagayama, chef at Daisan Harumi Sushi, one of the best Sushi Restaurant in Tokyo. The originality of this book lies in the fact that it covers the topic of Sushi and fish with a seasonal approach. Each chapter covers a different season. After The Connoisseur Guide to Sushi, this book is your next step in the world of Sushi. A high-end book for highly passionate readers.

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JIRO – Jiro Gastronomy :

Sushi - Jiro Gastronomy

Succinct yet comprehensive, this little jewel of a book takes you through the seasonal offerings at Ono’s famed restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro. Descriptions of each type of sushi, featuring commentary from master Ono, are accompanied by
full-page photography. You’ll learn the seasons in which the sushi is best served, the correct methods of eating it with either fingers or chopsticks, and how and when to use condiments.
Small, portable, and stylish, Sushi: Jiro Gastronomy is the distillation of a lifetime’s worth of knowledge and a great gift for sushi lovers everywhere.

Why you should absolutely read this book:

Because you have loved David Gelb’s 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and you dream to visit the three Michelin stars Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo. Jiro Gastronomy is a superb publication with aesthetic pictures and a lot of useful insights and information. A small and delicate book, beautifully crafted, almost like a Sushi. A must-have for your library.

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