Now vegetarians can thoroughly enjoy sushi, too!
American sushi expert Marisa Baggett has been working passionately for years to perfect sushi recipes that take full advantage of the freshest garden vegetables, herbs, tofu, mushrooms and spices available at your local farmer's market or co-op. Her innovative use of sustainable ingredients like fresh asparagus, apple, daikon radish, basil, tomatoes, beets, corn, shiitake mushrooms and cucumbers set her sushi recipes apart from all others you may have seen.
This vegetarian cookbook offers entirely new ways for localvores to enjoy their community supported agriculture and market vegetables with sushi rice. This is the ultimate farm-to-table book with a creative Asian flair! Marisa not only shows you how to make the usual thick and thin rolls but other types of sushi that are just as delicious—and even easier to make!These recipes are about combining delicious rice with tantalizing pairings you might not have tried or thought of before, such as:
- Apple & daikon radish
- Cucumber & peanut
- Spicy carrot & tomato
- Pomegranate & basil
- Ginger & beet
- Summer corn & pickled okra
- Sweet potato & shiitake mushrooms
- Strawberry & rhubarb
All of Marisa's sushi recipes are extra simple to make. For example, her Tempura Avocado Hand Rolls are a snap to put together—even if you've never made sushi before!
Marisa starts by giving surefire recipes for making perfect sushi rice every time. She provides tips on which vegetables work best with sushi rice and how to create original combinations. Vegetarian Sushi Secrets is a gem of a Sushi cookbook that shows you how to make foolproof thin rolls, thick rolls, inside-out rolls, hand rolls, bowl rice sushi and much more in no time at all!
Marisa Baggett traveled to Los Angeles from her home in Mississippi with one goal in mind: to learn as much as she could about making great sushi. At the California Sushi Academy she studied sushi preparation, sushi culture, and how to make other Japanese dishes. She became the school's first black female graduate and returned to her Southern home to share her "Southern-style sushi." She teaches workshops on sushi making, caters sushi events, and works with caterers in the Memphis Jewish community to supply kosher sushi for special events. She is the author ofSushi Secrets: Easy Recipes for the Home Cook.
Husband-and-wife teamJustin Fox Burks andAmy Lawrence are the authors ofThe Southern Vegetarian: 100 Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Table. In 2014, Burks and Lawrence were invited to speak at the venerable James Beard House in New York City for the "Enlightened Eaters" series. Justin, Amy, and their recipes have been highlighted inThe New York Times, The Washington Post, Woman's Day, The Kitchn, Local Palate, The Huffington Post, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Food Network, and Memphis magazine. Justin and Amy write their cooking blog (The Chubby Vegetarian), teach cooking classes, write articles about home cooking, and are developing new recipes for their follow-up cookbook.
Allison Day is a dancer, web developer and food writer with a degree in economics and a passion for sushi. Allison lives in Southern California where she produces herSushi Day blog.