The Great Sushi & Sashimi cookbook by Whitecap Books
If there is one word to describe Japanese cuisine then it has to be "artistic" in its purest sense. No other cuisine is so in harmony with nature, reflecting the rhythm of the seasons. No other accords food such awesome respect. No other prepares it with such an eye to detail color, texture, flavor, balance each ingredient's roll perfectly defined in the final dish. In Japan they first feast with their eyes, then comes the aroma, then taste, the palate pleasure.
The secret to preparing Japanese cuisine at home is an understanding of the basic ingredients and of how a meal is composed; the culinary methods used are basically very simple. We trust that this book will encourage people at home to be adventurous and start preparing and cooking Japanese food in their own kitchens, however, the most important requirement of all is a love of good food prepared and presented with a sense of harmony.
Founded in 1977, Whitecap Books has grown to become one of the top ten Canadian-owned book publishing and distribution companies. During the 1970s and early 1980s Whitecap made a name for itself as Canada's foremost producer of full-color gift and coffee table books on Canadian provinces, cities, and natural wonders. The company continues to publish in this area and has launched a 27-book series on Canada and 36 books in the America Series.
Whitecap's list of titles currently consists of more than 300 Canadian-originated titles and more than 1,000 agency listed titles. Whitecap is known for its expertise in the cookbook market. Since 1984, Whitecap has been responsible for some of the most innovative and familiar titles that can be found in kitchens across North America today. In addition to cookery, Whitecap publishes and distributes books on gardening and crafts, photo-scenic, history, arts and entertainment, children's fiction and non-fiction, travel, sports and transportation books.