Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Sushi Economy

It felt like I had read reviews of this book everywhere, from the local paper to Outside Magazine and Smithsonian. (Don't remember which of those ACTUALLY reviewed it, but I know I read at least 3 reviews...) Anyway, It sounded interesting enough that I had to pick it up. The Sushi Economy by Sasha Issenberg is part foodie book, part global economy - like Michael Ruhlman meets Thomas Friedman. Very interesting and readable, too - I learned a lot about sushi that I didn't know - history, preparation, etc., as well as a lot about tuna - fishing, ranching, the different kinds... As well as how it all fits together to in a global system to provide fish from around the world to sushi restaurants everywhere. Didn't seem like there was an overarching theme to the book - "We need to stop overfishing!" or something like that - it was just a pretty balanced look into how the whole system works, and how it doesn't, sometimes.

Book 37

1 comment:

SnowLeopard said...

I LOVE sushi! This definately sounds like a yummy book- did it have sushi recipes in it as well?