Smiling Sushi Roll: (Sushi Designs & Recipes) (Paperback)

Smiling Sushi Roll: (Sushi Designs & Recipes) By Takayo Kiyota Cover Image

Smiling Sushi Roll: (Sushi Designs & Recipes) (Paperback)


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Turn your lunch break into the perfect time to create priceless works of sushi art in this humorous book

With Smiling Sushi Roll, lunch can resemble great works of art, like Munch's The Scream and Rodin's The Thinker. In this unique, humorous little book, modern maki (sushi roll) artist and instructor Tama-chan, otherwise known as Takayo Kiyota, shows how familiar ingredients like rice, seaweed, pickles, and cucumber can be used like paint and ink to create maki that is so fun to look at, you almost won't want to eat it.

Mostly humorous art book, part sushi cookbook, Smiling Sushi Roll includes a few of the basics of using condiments, herbs and spices to colorize rice as well as preparing a sushi roll for some artistic strokes. Tama-chan's rolls feature original whimsical cartoons of Japanese culture and social commentary, as well as interpretations of famous works. Some of the pictures even change with each slice of the roll to form a running narrative.

Some of the sushi art projects in this book include:
  • Famous paintings, like The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
  • Objects, like a gun or a guitar
  • People, like a Hula dancer or a Ninja
  • Animals, like a dinosaur or a fish
  • Symbols, like a Japanese character or a radiation warning sign
The result is a funny, joyous celebration of food preparation and presentation, and a whole new definition of culinary art.
Born in Shinjuku, Tokyo Tama-chan Takayo Kiyota graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar and worked as an illustrator on various ads and magazines. In 2005 she began designing maki-sushi, and created her Smiling Sushi Roll method of making maki rolls that are fun works of art. Her workshops focus on educating people not only about the maki they cook and eat, but on finding joy in the making of them.
Product Details ISBN: 9780804846677
ISBN-10: 0804846677
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2016
Pages: 96
Language: English