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

    By Sasha Issenberg
The highly acclaimed exploration of sushi's surprising history, global business, and international allure
One generation ago, sushi's narrow reach ensured that sports fishermen who caught tuna in most of parts of the world sold the meat for pennies as cat food. Today, the fatty cuts of tuna known as toro are among the planet's most coveted luxury foods, worth hundreds of dollars a pound and capable of losing value more quickly than any other product on earth. So how did one of the world's most popular foods go from being practically unknown in the United States to being served in towns all across America, and in such a short span of time?
A riveting combination of culinary biography, behind-the- scenes restaurant detail, and a unique exploration of globalization's dynamics, the book traces sushi's journey from Japanese street snack to global delicacy. After traversing the pages of "The Sushi Economy," you'll never see the food on your plate--or the world around you--quite the same way again.
Sasha Isenberg is a journalist at "The Boston Globe" and has written for "Slate, The Washington Monthly, Inc., Philadelphia," and "George," where he served as a contributing editor.


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The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy by Sasha Issenberg, Gotham Books, 352 pages $26. 00 Hardcover, May 2007, ISBN 9781592402946 I admit that I'm not the most adventurous foodie, but I realized that I would have to try sushi a try for the first time when my 9-year-old granddaughter began eating sushi for lunch at school. I still haven't taken that first nibble of a spicy tuna roll, so you may wonder why I decided to take a bite out of Sasha Issenberg's The Sushi Economy. Read more


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ISBN 9781592403639
Language English
Pages 323
Publish Date 05/01/2008
Publisher Gotham Books

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