Buy Used
$4.15
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Crisp, attractive copy. FREE SHIPPING w/AMAZON PRIME!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Sushi American Style Hardcover – July 20, 2004


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$10.66 $0.01

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; First Edition edition (July 20, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400051037
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400051038
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #800,542 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Inside Flap

Everyone loves sushi, and it’s incredibly fun to make your own rolls. But for most home cooks, the prospect of serving fresh raw fish is a little intimidating. Now, Sushi American Style shows how to prepare sushi without the raw fish--using easy-to-find, everyday ingredients in creative, delicious combinations.

Sushi chef Tracy Griffith introduces you to truly American-style sushi, with simple fillings like bacon, lettuce, and tomato; grilled pork; barbecued chicken; and sautéed vegetables. The Dixie Roll features fried chicken, onions, and coleslaw; the Cowboy Roll includes peppery steak, blue cheese, and arugula; and the Green Goddess Roll is filled with asparagus, avocado, and watercress. Tracy also explores flavors from around the world with the Two Tiger Roll of shrimp, tomatillo, and chipotle sauce; the Cordon Bleu Roll with ham, Swiss cheese, and chicken; and of course Asian-inspired treats like the Ginger Crab Roll. These sushi rolls are packed with flavor and perfect for entertaining--pass them around as hors d’oeuvres or throw a "roll-it-yourself" sushi party! You’ll learn everything you need to know to make creative sushi without the raw-fish fuss.

Packed with flavor and fun, Sushi American Style is the perfect guide to making sushi at home. You'll be rocking and rolling in no time.

About the Author

TRACY GRIFFITH is partner and chef at Rika's on Sunset sushi restaurant in Los Angeles and was the first female graduate of the California Sushi Academy. She can now be seen hosting the Do It Yourself Network's DIY Cooking and Celebrity Hobbies series. She lives in West Hollywood, California.

More About the Author

Tracy Griffith Biography

As the first female graduate of the California Sushi Academy, Tracy Griffith sparked national media attention as one of the world's first certified female sushi chefs. Hired at Tsunami's, the trendy Beverly Hills restaurant.
"People would constantly ask me to make them sushi without raw fish. After initial confusion at this request, I began creating sushi rolls filled with familiar ingredients like grilled steak, bacon, asparagus, tomatoes and fried chicken." People lined up for it.
The popularity of her sushi creations lead to her first cookbook, Sushi American Style, published by Clarkson-Potter, August 2004.
She went on to be partner and sushi chef at Rika's Restaurant on the Sunset Strip that featured an extensive menu devoted to her Sushi American Style creations
Tracy created the Susi American Style to-go program for Dean & Deluca in 2009.
The American Academy of Chefs (AAC), the honor society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), inducted Tracy into the AAC and the ACF as an Honorary Fellow in July 2007. Honorary AAC Fellows are exemplary culinarians who are dedicated to the promotion and excellence of the culinary profession. Griffith was one of only six individuals inducted in 2007.
Tracy has been featured on the DIY (Do It Yourself Network) as the chef host of Cooking with DIY and host of Celebrity Hobbies.
She is also a singer/songwriter with her first country music CD entitled "Red" released in August 2006.
In August 2013, she releases her second cookbook "Stealth Health: Irresistible Lunches Kids Love" from Page Street Publishing that teaches families to enjoy gluten-free delights that are fun for kids to make and eat. She is the Executive Chef for the innovative food company New Gem Foods and travels extensively teaching and consulting. She divides her time between Hong Kong, Napa, and NYC.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
15
4 star
1
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
1
See all 18 customer reviews
The recipes are easy to make and taste awesome.
M. Kimsey
It's so well written you'll be making these rolls for your next dinner or dinner party.
D. Carey
We love traditional sushi and now we love American Sushi.
Michele

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By D. Carey on October 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Despite any preset ideas you may have about Sushi, the author soundly thrashes them by bringing sushi into the 21st century in a most convincing and capable way. Easy to read with outstandingly artisitc photos to show the flexibility and application of what sushi can be. This is not your father's sushi. If you've ever heard the word "Sushi" and thought "ewww, raw fish", get this book and you'll know the truth about sushi. It's so well written you'll be making these rolls for your next dinner or dinner party. Definite Homerun..
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Michael McLaughlin on September 14, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Whether you like traditional sushi or not, you'll love Sushi American Style! The book is as beautiful as its recepies are delicious. I've tried most of them, and loved them all, especially the "Sushi Mosaic Salad" and the "Cordon Bleu Roll." It was easy to learn--my girlfriend, who can't even cook instant oatmeal, made a "Cowyboy Roll" that roped me in.

Arigato, Tracy-san!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By M. V. Bellamy on February 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
If, like me, you prefer your sushi a little, well, odd, you will like this book. I am not a fan of traditional sushi from Japanese restaurants, but instead delight in sushi bars that are willing to say "What if we added mayo and fried minced garlic to that?"

I received this book for Christmas in 2004 and I am delighted. The rolls are creative and use a variety of ingredients. I do not roll anything with fresh fish due to my location, and this book offered me plenty of options. A personal favorite is the Cowboy Roll - steak, blue cheese, onions and wasabi mayo. Yum! My boyfriend is a fan of the Elvis Roll - peanut butter, banana and bacon, batter-dipped and deep-fried.

This cookbook also had some rolls that are, or could easily become, vegan. The Sesame Spinach Roll is vegan, and the Green Goddess Roll could become vegan if you used a substitute for the dressing.

I already knew how to roll sushi when I received this book, so I cannot comment on the rolling instructions.

Overall, this is the sushi book I reach for most frequently. If you're looking for unusual combinations of ingredients, this is the book for you!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AggiePats on March 31, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is the BEST sushi book I have ever read. This is about think-out-of-the-bento-box sushi: sushi made with American flair and five star style. It makes you want to get in the kitchen and play with your food!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Tuna Bones on November 1, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
It's well written and has all the basic info and techniques to make maki for the unimaginative with nontraditional ingredients. I do a lot of working with what I have on hand so I thought this might be a good source of Ideas for greater variations. Unfotunatly the recipes/ingredients are mediocre and uninspiring and in most cases the flavors are muddled, but I can be a harsh critic compared to most. That being said, this could easily be a book on wraps. More over it is a collage of different types of cuisine in the form of maki rolls. The Dixie Roll, fried chicken onions and coleslaw, really? It doesn't even sound all that appetizing on a plate. However, there are plenty of people who would find this book useful and informative but If you want a very good simple book about sushi try "Sishi: Taste and Techniques". Yes it is about raw fish. If you don't like fish, the focal point of sushi, maybe sushi isn't for you. If you don't like cow would you buy a book about hamburgers that don't use cow or would you just buy a book on sandwiches hot and cold? OK one more jab. The cover of the book says "American Flair" apparently that means to take something good and clean and simple like sushi and bastardize the entire concept in the hopes of broader appeal to those that are ignorant to the virtues of sushi(what chu talkin about Willis!) or whatever it is that the "American Flair" has been applied to. If you didn't find this review helpful, this book is perfect for you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By 3dogs1cat on April 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book is awesome. Very well written and organized. Nice step by step instructions with colored pics. If you like sushi --you will love this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Kimsey on January 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Great book overall. The recipes are easy to make and taste awesome. I've made many of these rolls and hand rolls for guests and they have loved them as well.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm not into Sushi, but my granddaughter is. She is enjoy all the many different recipts found in this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?