Vegetable Sushi Cookbook
Simple, healthy, and delicious vegetable sushi from Japan’s most popular vegetarian blogger.
The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook is the brainchild of Izumi Shoji, a hugely popular blogger in Japan, who shares her expertise in taking a wide variety of vegetables and transforming them into delicious and healthy sushi meals. Each recipe has been chosen for its nutritious ingredients and delightful taste, and is easy to make with basic cooking skills and no special tools. If an ingredient might be difficult to find in some areas, Shoji provides suggestions for alternatives.
The author covers the entire range of sushi dishes, from nigiri-zushi (the familiar fish-atop-rice style) to maki-zushi (rolled sushi) and chirashi-zushi (scattered sushi). Readers will also find the oshi-zushi style, a favorite in the Osaka area. In addition, Shoji explains in great detail, and with many photographs, the various methods of preparing vegetables for use in sushi dishes, from grilling and frying to steaming, simmering, and pickling. A vivid, full-color photograph accompanies each dish.
The author is a self-taught home cook, not a professional chef, and readers will relate to her friendly voice and practical approach to food preparation. The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook offers a unique and flavorful way to enjoy one of the world’s healthiest and most palate-pleasing cuisines.
About the Author
Izumi Shoji is a Tokyo resident and mother, who turned her interest in vegetarian cooking into a highly successful blog – Vege Dining: Yasai no gohan (vegetable dinners) – in February 2007. The blog, with its daily recipes, quickly made an impact on the blogosphere and can boast tens of thousands of visitors a day. Her first book, featuring recipes from Vege Dining, was released in Japanese in March 2008, and has sold over 70,000 copies. Shoji has been featured in numerous Japanese magazine articles and has regular columns in several. She has published a total of 57 in books in Japanese; The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook is the only one in English.