Author(s): Yumi Umemura
If you think sushi is all about raw fish, then you've only seen the tip of the riceberg. Top-quality, ocean-fresh fish - actually called sashimi - is used in some sushi recipes, but by no means all of them. The real key to authentic sushi is perfectly prepared sushi rice. The "Sushi Lover's Book" shows you exactly how to make it, using both the traditional method and some modern shortcuts. Japanese cooking expert Yumi Umemura leads you through 85 innovative recipes combining sushi rice with ingredients that range from time-honoured favourites such as fried tofu pouches and boiled shrimp to more recently popular ingredients such as avocados and smoked salmon. Recognising that sushi has spread beyond Japan to become part of worldwide cuisine, this book also introduces recipes with an international flair, incorporating the diverse tastes of German sausage, Thai fish sauce, French ratatouille and more.
Yumi Umemura is an expert chef and is the author and translator of numerous cookbooks. She is also a frequent contributor to several Japanese publications.
Noboru Murata is a leading advertising photographer based in Tokyo. His recent publications include The Japanese House and Japanese Gardens.