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Traces the experiences of several sushi novices, a master Japanese chef, and one of the pioneers who brought sushi to America to chronicle the history of sushi in the West, in a natural and culinary tour that also profiles the biology of sushi animals.
A New York Times Editor's Choice
Everything you never knew about sushi- its surprising origins, the colorful lives of its chefs, and the bizarre behavior of the creatures that compose it
Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's first sushi-chef training academy, as eager novices strive to master the elusive art of cooking
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Produktbeschreibung
Traces the experiences of several sushi novices, a master Japanese chef, and one of the pioneers who brought sushi to America to chronicle the history of sushi in the West, in a natural and culinary tour that also profiles the biology of sushi animals.
A New York Times Editor's Choice

Everything you never knew about sushi- its surprising origins, the colorful lives of its chefs, and the bizarre behavior of the creatures that compose it

Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's first sushi-chef training academy, as eager novices strive to master the elusive art of cooking without cooking. He delves into the biology and natural history of the edible creatures of the sea, and tells the fascinating story of an Indo-Chinese meal reinvented in nineteenth-century Tokyo as a cheap fast food. He reveals the pioneers who brought sushi to the United States and explores how this unlikely meal is exploding into the American heartland just as the long-term future of sushi may be unraveling.

The Story of Sushi is at once a compelling tale of human determination and a delectable smorgasbord of surprising food science, intrepid reporting, and provocative cultural history.

  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Perennial
  • Seitenzahl: 418
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. September 2008
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 203mm x 133mm x 24mm
  • Gewicht: 318g
  • ISBN-13: 9780060883515
  • ISBN-10: 0060883510
  • Artikelnr.: 23172108
Autorenporträt
Corson, Trevor§The author of The Secret Life of Lobsters, Trevor Corson has studied philosophy in China, resided in Buddhist temples in Japan, and worked on commercial fishing boats off the Maine coast. He has written for the Atlantic Monthly and the New York Times and is the only "sushi concierge" in the United States. He lives in New York City.
Rezensionen
Editor's Choice; "An often amusing history." New York Times Book Review