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Sushi American Style Hardcover – July 20, 2004

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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.
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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: 7.7 x 0.6 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #456,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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..
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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!!
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I never believed I would make Sushi, but I did make a whole platter full as a Christmas gift for a sushi lover and the love was returned. Clear and easy to understand. I saw Tracy Griffith demonstrating on The Create Channel with Wendy Brodie. She is fantastic.
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Love, love, love this book! I am an artist and a pretty decent southern cook, but this book opened up new worlds for me.
It's full of ideas on how to put foods together in colorful new ways. I don't like fishy tasting foods, but it never really occurred to me
that so many "unfishy" things are waiting out there, just ready to be rolled up!
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By grnnydi on February 25, 2013
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Raw fish...nope....this little book gives me great tools to master the art of sushi making with ingredients my family and guests will love!
Instructions are perfect and the flavors well tried and tested...
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