This stylish book includes information on the history and health benefits of sushi, as well as tips on how to make perfect sushi rice, select the freshest fish, and decorate the sushi plate with beautiful vegetable garnishes. The Japanese often say that the best food is "eaten with the eyes" as well as the mouth. Traditional Japanese food is typically fresh, healthy, low-fat, and is almost always a visual feast. Sushi, like other culinary endeavors, is an art form in Japan. Now, with this practical guide, you can make your own sushi at hom, using Sushi's step-by-step instructions and photographs to show you how to make a variety of dishes. The recipes are easy to follow and are suitable for both beginners and experienced cooks. Filled with elegant photographs, this beautifully designed volume is a must-have for your cookbook collection.
Ryuichi Yoshii was born in Nagasaki in southern Japan. His father was a traditional Japanese chef who taught Ryuichi to appreciate fine food. Ryuichi trained to be a sushi chef in Tokyo before moving to Australia in 1993 with his wife, Virginia. He recently opened his own restaurant in Sydney's Darling Harbour and is well known and respected in Sydney for his creative sushi and adventurous cooking style.