Sushi is one of the most popular foods in the world. But sushi lovers know there s more to learn beyond the spicy tuna, salmon avocado, and California maki roll lunch special at your local restaurant. This staple of the Japanese diet has been perfected by sushi chefs for hundreds of years. Each component from the fish and the rice to the nori, vegetables, wasabi, and soy sauce works in perfect harmony to create a single bite of pure pleasure. But sushi can also be intimidating. Where does the fish come from? Are there seasons for sushi fish? What does omakase mean? And how do you make sushi at home? Within the pages of this pocket-sized guide, you ll find information, how-tos, and trivia for sushi lovers at all levels. Experts and newbies alike will learn: Types of Sushi Fish and Their Origins The Importance of Sushi Rice Sushi Etiquette 10 Ways to Expand Your Palate How to Slice Fish And more! Series Overview: Each volume in the Stuff series tells you everything you should know to navigate life s key topics, trends, and milestones. From telling jokes, cooking vegetarian, or tending a garden to getting through college, planning a wedding, or becoming a grandparent, you ll find all the answers in this concise but comprehensive pocket-sized package.