sushi

“The sushi industry tells [a] story about globalized food culture and commerce… It is one of the last areas in which human beings remain hunter gatherers. p. xix

Sushi reveals… that a virtuous global commerce and food culture can exist. p. xix

Conquering distance, geographical and cultural, can be a triumph of… mobility and interdependence, empowering local communities… p. xx

What the world knows today as sushi… is an invention of nineteenth-century Edo… Edo-mae nigiri, the simple finger-size pieces of seafood pressed by hand into mounds of vinegared rice… the first one to make a successful business out of it was Hanaya Yohei [1799-1859] p. 65-66

To eat sushi is to display an access to advanced trade networks, of full engagement in world commerce. It also demonstrates faith in the local authority of safe food-handling, a vote of confidence in the responsibility of government and the credibility of local business. ” p. 267

The Sushi Economy, Sasha Issenberg, 2007

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