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.
“"For vegetarians, making sushi at home might sound intimidating. Ms. izumi Shoji, one of Japan’s top food bloggers, would tell you that it is, in fact, a very convenient way to savor seasonal, fresh vegetables. . . . her first book in the U.S., The Vegetable Sushi Cookbook, features over a hundred mouthwatering vegetarian sushi recipes that will appeal not only to vegetarians but also to health-conscious foodies." – Chopsticks NY”