The Sushi Economy
Based on a referral from a friend, I picked up the book titled “The Sushi Economy” by Sasha Issenberg, published on May 2007 (so pretty new book). This book talks about three things that I am most personally interested these days: Globalization, Economics and Sushi. Well, I accepted my international assignment to Japan to get global experience, makes lot of money (well, not really, but if I convert all my Canadian money to Yen, then I can be multi-millionaire!) and eat lots of sushi (since the Japanese eat sushi every day).
No, it is not a cooking book on how to make sushi, but rather traces the raw fish trade and its history in Tsukiji, Japan and other countries, from Canada as a source to consumers in Tokyo and around the globe. It is an very interesting and entertaining read and I would also recommend this book.
I haven’t yet had a chance to visit the fish markets in Tsukiji but hope to do so soon. I’ll post pictures on Facebook then.