The Story of Sushi: Summary Review

This is a summary review of The Story of Sushi containing key details about The Story of Sushi.

What is The Story of Sushi About?

The Story of Sushi is a comprehensive and entertaining guide to the history and culture of sushi.

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In The Story of Sushi, the author 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.

Summary Points & Takeaways from The Story of Sushi

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book include:

* Sushi originated in Southeast Asia and was brought to Japan over a thousand years ago.

* The traditional form of sushi was a type of pickled fish, which was later combined with vinegar-seasoned rice to create the dish we know today.

* Sushi is much more than just raw fish – it is a sophisticated cuisine that involves a deep understanding of ingredients, preparation techniques, and presentation.

* The sushi-making process is highly ritualized and requires years of training to master.

* Sushi has become a global phenomenon and is now enjoyed in many different forms and styles, from traditional sushi restaurants to fusion sushi bars.

* The rise of sushi has been driven by the globalization of Japanese culture, as well as the health benefits associated with the consumption of raw fish.

* Overall, The Story of Sushi is a fascinating exploration of a beloved food that has captured the hearts and minds of people around the world.

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Who is the author of The Story of Sushi?

Trevor Corson is a writer, and author of the books The Secret Life of Lobsters and The Story of Sushi. Corson spent two years studying philosophy in China, three years in Japan living in temples and studying Buddhism, and two years working as a commercial lobsterman off the Maine coast.

Book details

  • Print length: 322 pages
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Food, History

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: “Corson serves up a savory blend of history and science along with a satisfying course of lobster and human behavior.” — Boston Herald on The Secret Life of Lobsters

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Chief Editor

Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

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