January 15, 2016
You’ve probably seen Jiro Dreams of Sushi and are dreaming of the day you’ll eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo. Getting a reservation at this 10-seat, 3-Michelin star restaurant run by 90-year old Jiro Ono, who some consider the world’s greatest sushi chef, is difficult and the omakase, or tasting menu costs about $300 a head. Of course, there’s also the fact that you have to get to Tokyo… While we wait for that day to come, there’s Jiro Gastronomy, a pocket-sized book that walks readers through the 60 types of fish that appear on Jiro’s omakase menu. The book also includes a dos-and-don’ts section so you don’t make a fool out of yourself when that momentous day of eating finally comes! With deeply saturated photos of each amazing piece of fish, this 96-page softcover guide – written in both Japanese and English – will leave you drooling.