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In Japan, cooking often bears aesthetic value, and the making of sushi is exalted as one of the finest culinary crafts. In line with this ideal of food as art, the Japanese often employ the word shokunin, loosely defined as "artisan", to refer to highly skilled sushi masters. Connoting excellence and devotion to one's craft, this title is reserved for those who approach their work with an artistic eye and seemingly spiritual sense of purpose, or ikigai. In this stunning monograph, James Beard Award-winning photographer and author Andrea Fazzari profiles twenty of the most celebrated sushi masters on the Japanese food scene. Through a combination of striking photography and intimate essays, each chapter introduces readers to a new master and restaurant, capturing the aesthetics, philosophy, and level of dedication that illustrates their status as the world's finest culinary shokunin. A must-have for sushi enthusiasts - and for anyone interested in the craft of fine cooking - Sushi Shokunin is the first guide of its kind to the most revered sushi masters and restaurants. Fazzari invites readers to explore the rarefied world of top shokunin who view sushi making not only as a career, but also as a way of life. AUTHOR: Andrea Fazzari is a James Beard Award-winning photographer and author of Tokyo New Wave who specializes in portraiture, travel, and the culinary world. Fazzari was chosen as one of "30 Photographers to Watch" by Photo District News in 2004. Her editorial and advertising clients include Travel + Leisure, Departures, Saveur, Cathay Pacific Airlines, and Four Seasons Hotels. 200 illustrations

 

Details

ISBN: 9781614289395
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 200
Publication Date: 1 Dec 2020
Publisher: Assouline
Publication City, Country: United States
Dimensions (cm): 33(H) x 25(L)

 

Author Biography

Andrea Fazzari is a Tokyo-based James Beard Award-winning photographer and writer who specializes in portraiture, travel, and the culinary world. Fazzari is also the author of Tokyo New Wave (2018) and winner of the Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Travel Photography. She was chosen as one of "30 Photographers to Watch" by Photo District News in 2004. Her editorial and advertising clients include Travel + Leisure, Departures, Saveur, Cathay Pacific Airlines, and Four Seasons Hotels. Andrea Fazzari is a Tokyo-based James Beard Award-winning photographer and writer who specializes in portraiture, travel, and the culinary world. Fazzari is also the author of Tokyo New Wave (2018) and winner of the Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Travel Photography. She was chosen as one of "30 Photographers to Watch" by Photo District News in 2004. Her editorial and advertising clients include Travel + Leisure, Departures, Saveur, Cathay Pacific Airlines, and Four Seasons Hotels.

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