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sammers15 Oct 18, 2006 09:34 PM

Any recommendations for a beginners sushi-making cookbook?

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    Pupster Oct 19, 2006 08:00 PM

    A new book just came out called The Sushi Experience by Hiroko Shimbo that got a wonderful review in this month's Saveur. The author is a well-known food authority in Japan who has written other highly rated cookbooks and is trained as a sushi chef. She not only has recipes for the home chef but she covers the history of sushi as well as lots of practical information about fish, about ordering in a restaurant, about knives and equipment, etc.

    I just ordered this book based on the review alone.

    1. steinpilz Oct 19, 2006 07:02 PM

      What I like in the Nobu cookbook is the many sauce recipes he gives, these can obviously be used in many situations with or without sushi. As with many celebrity cookbooks there are fancy recipes that I'd rarely use but are fun to read for techniques etc....

      One easy one I like is to take a stem on tomatoes, blanch/cool and remove the skins (leave the stems attached), then bake at a low temp, maybe 300F, until partly dried/concentrated. These are very attractive and flavorful and can be served with a variety of condiments.

      1. Lindalicious Oct 19, 2006 05:40 PM

        I've always been a fan of Nobu Matsuhisa (via TV appearances and reviews). But last week when I was "home" on vacation, my bro took me to dinner @ Matsuhisa in Los Angeles. OMG...we were in heaven. THE BEST Japanese food we've ever had in taste, presentation, and experience. We're definitely going to make it a regular place whenever I'm home.

        If it's any indication, I'm sure his cookbook will be great.

        http://www.nobumatsuhisa.com

        1. steinpilz Oct 19, 2006 02:41 AM

          I had a Japanese one, paperback, which had great pictures and info but not much in the way of recipes -- but pehaps there aren't many recipes. Now I have the Nobu cookbook, with many recipes, and a general Japanese cookbook which is very good (but I can't be bothered to get up and find out who wrote it, sorry).

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          1. re: steinpilz
            steinpilz Oct 20, 2006 02:49 AM

            Ok, the Japanese cookbook I have is "The Joy of Japanese Cooking" by Kuwako Takahashi. It's very good, covering all areas of this great cuisine, and I use it all the time.

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