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Japan/Asia Nonfiction
Are You an Echo? The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko
Bruce Lee: Sifu, Friend and Big Brother
Building Tradition
Curing Japan's America Addiction
Enfu: Cute Grit
Goodbye Madame Butterfly
Han in the Upper Left
Houseboat on the Ganges & A Room in Kathmandu
Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan
Kuhaku and Other Accounts From Japan
Persimmon and Frog
Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes From a Sushi Pioneer
The Land of Five Waters
When the Waves Came
Yellow River Odyssey
Yokohama Yankee
Yurei: The Japanese Ghost
Japan/Asia Fiction
Big in Japan: A Ghost Story
Lizard Telepathy Fox Telepathy
Oh! A Mystery of "Mono no Aware"
The Human Jungle
The Sun Gods
To Love the Coming End
White Elephant
Why Ghosts Appear
Yokai Stories
New Orleans Nonfiction
Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
Hurricane Story
Jackson Squared
Where We Know: New Orleans as Home
New Orleans Fiction
Last of the Red Hot Poppas
The Last Light
The Persimmon Trail and Other Stories
Americana Fiction
A Commonplace Book of Pie
Home, Away
King of the Worlds
One River, A Thousand Voices
School Board: A Novel
Timber Curtain
Variations of Labor
Americana Culture, Poetry
Gang of Four
Gather Around the Table: A Festal Cookbook
Ghosts of Seattle Past
Meet Me at the Bamboo Table: Everyday Meals Everywhere
Seeing the Light: Four Decades in Chinatown
Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota's Garden
We Lived Here: Stories of Seattle's Central Area

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Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes From a Sushi Pioneer

Shiro Kashiba photography by Ann Norton

The book was a finalist in the 2012 Washington State Book Awards.

A spirited memoir, mouthwatering recipes and insider tips from Seattle's godfather of sushi. One man's journey from classically trained sushi chef on the Ginza to culinary pioneer in the Pacific Northwest.

Shiro Kashiba's remarkable journey begins in the backroom of a Ginza sushi shop and continues today in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood, where the classically trained chef serves locally sourced sushi. Shiro recounts his early days apprenticing in Tokyo, where he worked grueling hours with no salary, washed dishes and slept in the back of the prestigious Yoshino restaurant. He recounts his decision to come to America, his efforts to create Seattle's first full-service sushi bar, and his subsequent romance with the Pacific Northwest's rich trove of seafood, vegetables and fruit.

"To get a sense of what it must have been like to watch Picasso at work, grab a seat at the sushi bar at Shiro's and watch chef/owner Shiro Kashiba." --USA Today

Seattle-based photographer Ann Norton contributes mouthwatering photos of Kashiba's cuisine and portraits of the chef at work. All of her photos were taken with natural light.

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