This book explains everything from the health benefits of sashimi to how to select the right fish and how to decorate the sashimi plate with vegetable garnishes. Using step-by-step instructions, Sashimi allows the reader to make sashimi at home and serve it with elegance and authenticity. A great book for novice and experienced cooks alike, Sashimi is an essential addition to any serious cookbook collection and a must-have for fans of Japanese cuisine.
This is a great book to help you on your way, but a little warning: it's not for beginners. I myself am having a great deal of difficulty in acquiring some of the ingredients and also with a number of the techniques. I found that the book seemed to take a lot of the instructions for granted, as if you were supposed to know exactly what they are talking about in somewhat vague terms. There are, however, more recipes than not which can be made by novices and somewhat seasoned chefs (such as myself, I would like to think).
If you have any experience with japanese cookery, this book should be right up your alley. If you are a professional, well you could probably write your own additional chapters. If you are simply starting out, add this one to your wish list, familiarize yourself with the methods and ingredients, then come back and pick this one up. It really is a wonderful book, but not for beginners. Happy eating!