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

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Now in paperback, the highly acclaimed exploration of sush‛s surprising history, global business, and international allure

One generation ago, sush‛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 plane‛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 worl‛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 globalizatio‛s dynamics, the book traces sush‛s journey from Japanese street snack to global delicacy. After traversing the pages of The Sushi Economy, yo‛ll never see the food on your plate—or the world around you—quite the same way again.

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Jumping from Mediterranean docks to the multimillion-dollar tuna auctions of Japanese fish markets, "The Sushi Economy" traces sushi's journey from Tokyo street snack to global delicacy. 8-page photo insert.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592403639
Author:
Issenberg, Sash
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Author:
Issenberg, Sasha
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
International - Economics
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.01x5.49x.76 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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