Sushi: Food for the Eye, the Body and the Soul
A Hardback edition by Ole G. Mouritsen in English (Sep 1, 2009)
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Short Description: "It is clear that serious research, as well as much imagination, went into every page. It has become my new ?go-to' bible when I need a shot of inspiration."... Read more
"It is clear that serious research, as well as much imagination, went into every page. It has become my new ?go-to' bible when I need a shot of inspiration."
Ken Oringer, internationally renowned and award-winning chef
Clio Restaurant, Uni Sashimi Bar, Boston
"Congratulations on writing such an aesthetically beautiful, informative and inspiring book. ... I shall not hesitate to recommend your book to those colleagues, who like me, are fascinated by Sushi and who will surely be captivated, like me, turning every page."
Dr. Ian C. Forster, April, 2011
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In recent decades, sushi has gone from being a rather exotic dish, eaten by relatively few outside of Japan, to a regular meal for many across the world. It is quickly gathering the attention of chefs and nutritionists everywhere. It has even made its way into numerous home kitchens where people have patiently honed the specialized craft required to prepare it. Few have been more attuned to this remarkable transition than Ole G. Mouritsen, an esteemed Danish scientist and amateur chef who has had a lifelong fascination with sushi's central role in Japanese culinary culture.
Sushi for the eye, the body, and the soul is a unique melange of a book. In it, Mouritsen discusses the cultural history of sushi then uses his scientific prowess to deconstruct and explain the complex chemistry of its many subtle and sharp taste sensations. He also offers insights from years of honing his own craft as a sushi chef, detailing how to choose and prepare raw ingredients, how to decide which tools and techniques to use, and how to arrange and present various dishes.
Sushi is irresistible for both its simplicity and the hypnotic performance-art aspects that go into its preparation. With clear prose and straightforward instructions, Mouritsen looks at every facet of sushi in a book that is as accessible as it is informative, as useful as it is fun.
Sushi Hardback edition by Ole G. Mouritsen
- Ole G. Mouritsen
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Publication date
- Sep 1, 2009
- Product dimensions
- 235 x 264 x 32mm
Sushi - the Eye, the Brain, the Body, and the Soul
Sushi and Zen
What is sushi?
Life, Food, and Molecules
The molecular building blocks of life
'Something from the Sea and Something from the Mountains'
Fruit de mer: fish and shellfish
The plants of the sea: algae and seaweed
Soybeans: tofu, shoyo, and miso
Rice, rice wine, and rice vinegar
Condiments in Japanese cooking
Storage and Preservation
Fish and shellfish
Tsukemono - the art of pickling
Tools, Preparations, and Presentation
Tools for sushi
Preparation of sushi
Arrangement and presentation
Sushi a la Carte
Side Dishes and Accessories
Soups and salads
Desserts with green tea
At the Table and at the Bar
How to eat sushi
Cha - Japanese green tea
Webliography - sushi on the web
Lists of recipes and illustrations