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  • Trevor Corson
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  • 02 May 2018
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Read & download ✓ The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket 102 Everything you never knew about sushi its surprising origins the colorful lives of its chefs and the bizarre behavior of the creatures that compose it Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's first sushi chef training academy as eager novices strive to master the elusive art of cook. My god if Corson can write a book then anyone with a middle school education can too It s unbelievable that the NYTimes and others are actually uoted as favorably reviewing the book on the back cover Riveting says Publisher s Weekly ReallyHis writing style is truly atrocious He sipped his sake and smiled Kate felt a rush of excitement End of chapter as if that was a gripping sentence This clipped boring and choppy writing added to his obsessive focus on Kate one of the students in the sushi academy who is definitely not that interesting really makes this book painful to read It does provide a lot of interesting information on sushi fish rice and eating but my god you have to weed through a lot of junk to find it The book is about a sushi academy that Corson observes for months since his notes generated a lot of detailed observations they form the bulk of the material for the book to the detriment of the rest of the material If you read this just skip to the substantive chapters and avoid the restaurant gibberish

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Read & download ✓ The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket 102 W this unlikely meal is exploding into the American heartland just as the long term future of sushi may be unraveling The Story of Sushi is at once a compelling tale of human determination and a delectable smorgasbord of surprising food science intrepid reporting and provocative cultural history. This book was later republished as The Story of Sushi An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice Neither is an accurate representation of the actual content of the book Expecting a nice history of sushi You won t really get it Instead it s mostly about one particular class of an American sushi school that trains sushi chefs in three months There are scattered bits of historical information about sushi and practical information about fish in general but they re drowned out by the school storyline This wouldn t have been so bad if it were entirely focused on the actually interesting students Takumi say a former Japanese pop idol turned chef who has already mastered Italian cooking Or the Danish ex supermodel Or the never named pregnant woman who is unable to actually eat what she makes she spits it out Or anybody really except Kate I m not sure why the author chose to focus on her except that she s cute he s uite eager that we know exactly what she wears in her off hours especially that it s tight She doesn t know that much about sushi when she starts she thinks bonito flakes are bacon She doesn t know anything at all about cooking She s so afraid of her knives she holds them at the very tip of the handle I have no idea how she didn t cut something off of herself holding her knives like that for over two months of the three month class She s shocked shocked and disgusted to learn that she ll have to cut up a whole fish She wants to be a sushi chef because it s yummy she likes interacting with people and she has absolutely nothing else to do with her life Now I m happy that she s apparently doing well now But when I read about food I want to see someone who is talented and devoted not somebody who bungles her way to competence I guess she s still a sushi chef but in all honesty I don t care

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Read & download ✓ The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi, from Samurai to Supermarket 102 Ing without cooking He delves into the biology and natural history of the edible creatures of the sea and tells the fascinating story of an Indo Chinese meal reinvented in nineteenth century Tokyo as a cheap fast food He reveals the pioneers who brought sushi to the United States and explores ho. If I had to give a 6 word review for this it would be good with fish bad with people This book talks about sushi from its origins to how it s evolved over time If you re a sushi aficionado this is a great resource It will help turn you into a mildly annoying sushi snob to a supremely annoying sushi know it all You know if that s what you re into It will probably also make you a savvy sushi eater You ll learn which fish are better and why and how to get good service from traditional Japanese sushi chefs hint don t be female don t be American I had no idea of the concept of omakase and wished that there were something like a traditional Japanese sushi bar in America Except maybe not so sexist and with food I like better like something MediterraneanLet me start with what Corson does well Corson does fish well I loved LOVED his sections that dealt with the history of how sushi was made I loved learning about how fish breaks down about the organic chemistry behind the flavor profiles of the different types of fish I loved learning why the original sushi was buried in jars for a year and why they stopped doing that I found the sociocultural history of sushi eually interesting why do we associate sushi with Japan and not Korea its country of origin This book will tell you all kinds of great facts If I cut and pasted this book so that it only included the sections about the fish itself I would have given it four or five starsCorson unfortunately interspaced his sections on sushi with chapters following a group of students at a sushi school in Los Angeles I say unfortunately because these sections simply did not work for me Every time I went from a section about the habits of tai or the amino acid breakdown in mackerel I loved this book Every time he went back to talking about Toshi Takumi Zoran Marcos and Kate I wanted to stop reading These were so badly written I felt like I was reading dialog from something written for not particularly discerning childrenMy dislike of the human centric sections bothered me because I couldn t put my finger on what Corson was doing wrong I came up with a few things First of all he uses far too many exclamation points It is certainly possible that this will not bother other readers but when I read an exclamation point I read that dialog as a shout Too many and it makes me feel that the characters are bad voice actors in a low grade anime I also felt that some of the descriptions of how to make sushi were muddy I read the description of how to form rice into nigiri four or five times and each time it was about as comprehensible as an audiobook on origami If a reader can t understand it why include it at all Either write it clearer include diagrams or if it can t be described omit itSecondly the dialog felt stilted Since the book has a dense and impressive bibliography and since the fish centric research was so spot on I will not accuse Corson of not exercising the same diligence when recounting dialog These are presumably real people who really did say these things Maybe it was too many words like blurted snapped bellowed laughed replied answered and retorted instead of said I think primarily it was just a poor choice of which dialog to include in the book Which brings me to the main problem with the human centric sections choice and treatment of characters There are a lot of scenes and dialog with the instructors and the students but they re scattered like the clippings left over from film footage after a few other producers have already taken the best bits Corson freuently tells us Kate thought x Or Zoron thought y which just served to make the prose scattered and made me feel even less of a connection to them I didn t get to know the people and what I did get to know I didn t care for The sushi school he wrote about had at least a dozen students but Corson chose to focus on two and a half Marcos Kate and Fie Marcos is the teenage bro who is described as the sort of man who wears a baseball cap backwards Fie is the drop dead gorgeous Danish actress and model who serves as the half character The main character is Kate Kate s a 20 year old California girl who decided to study sushi because she loved it and it had helped her put weight back on after a period of illness so she credits sushi with saving her lifeI don t know anything about the real Kate Maybe she s a charming and complex woman with a keen intellect and deep work ethic In this book she came off as dumb and useless Maybe Corson was going for the sports movie story You know where the kid with asthma the black guy the Jew and all the other misfits somehow pull together and create a winning team by the end of the movie through the coaching of the iconoclast genius It didn t work for me Maybe I ve watched too many Top Chef episodes because my opinion is that cooking is for tough hungry driven young people who thrive under pressure Kate can t keep her knives from rusting she can t keep her uniform clean and she freaks out when she s asked to gut a fish I understand the thrill of watching unlikely misfits pull together but if you re sueamish about touching a dead fish when you ve SIGNED UP FOR SUSHI SCHOOL you are completely unualified and should uit and do something easierWhy did Corson choose this person to focus on Did it have something to do with her pretty brown hair the way she wrote love hearts above her name or the way her pink thong showed above her jeans when she leaned over This book is about sushi but it s also the story of these sushi students When Kate not only graduated but went out in the world and found that most sushi chefs out there weren t nearly her eual in terms of techniue and cleanliness it did nothing to instill in me a respect for the art of sushi making That sushi chefs in Japan study for five years before being allowed to touch fish didn t counterbalance this disdain it just made me wonder if maybe Japanese sushi instructors are really bad teachers You can learn to be a doctor in five years Can it really take that long to learn to cut apart stuff that s already deadI love science I love biology I love cooking and I love Japan I don t like sushi but that s mostly because I don t like its smell taste texture or temperature This is a great book for anyone who likes any of those things Want to know about the life cycle of eels Great book Want to know why salmon is a bad choice for sashimi Great book Want to know why sushi is sweeter in Kyoto than Tokyo Great book For most people I don t even think the human centric sections of this book will be enough to ruin it for you because most people don t obsess over good characters prose and dialog as I do In fact I liked this book enough that I think I ll look for his other book about lobsters just as long as there aren t any people in it Fields of Fire (Frontlines Book 5) edible creatures of the sea and tells the fascinating story of an Indo Chinese meal reinvented in nineteenth century Tokyo as a cheap fast food He 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