Etiquette and Dining Tips, and More
A present for: Anyone who doesn't want to look like a dork at the sushi bar.
What it is: A rundown on sushi fish from aji to uzuri tamago.
Required readings: Washing It Down: What to drink with sushi. (Hint: It's not sake.)
How the wasabi and soy sauce ritual got started, and why it's wrong.
The training of an itamae, or sushi chef.
What's the deal with that ceramic Hello Kitty.
Something extra: A glossary of sushi-ben, or slang, with a warning that using it incorrectly will make you look really dumb.
Publisher and price: Harvard Common Press, $14.