The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy

The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy


By (author) Sasha Issenberg

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  • Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 20mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 5 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1592403638
  • ISBN 13: 9781592403639
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 656,837

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Combining biographical spirit, behind-the-scenes details about restaurants and a quirky exploration of the dynamics of globalization, journalist Sasha Issenberg traces sushi's journey from Tokyo snack to global delicacy.

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?One of those rare books that reveals a vast and fascinating system behind something you?ve taken entirely for granted. . . . Brilliant.? ?Steve Johnson, author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You" ?Eminently readable . . . anecdote-rich and quirky.? ?"The Wall Street Journal" ?An authoritative, expertly reported account of this increasingly global business, with the smart elegance of a dinner at Nobu.? ?"Entertainment Weekly" ?Issenberg shrewdly anatomizes this delicacy with more frequent flier miles than Bono.? ?"New York Times" ?A clear, engaging account of the business behind one of the world's most popular foods.? ?"Dallas Morning News" ?[Issenberg?s] smart, lively voice makes the most arcane information fascinating? ?"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) ?Will satisfy picky eaters (and readers).? ?"Wired" ?A superb fish story. In scenes that prove him a worthy successor to John McPhee, Issenberg has revelatory chat