Shiro Kashiba: Sushi Legend, Author

The Shiro’s guy has a new book out November 1.

By Christopher Werner October 6, 2011

Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer is available next month.

We know Shiro Kashiba as Seattle’s sushi overlord, as the legend behind Shiro’s in Belltown. Apparently he’s also something of a wordsmith.

Out November 1 is Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer. In the cookbook-cum-memoir Kashiba “recounts his early days in Tokyo washing dishes and sleeping in the backroom of a prestigious Ginza sushi shop, his decision to come to the United States with little more than an introductory letter, and his ultimate success in Seattle,” according to press materials. Seattle shutterbug Ann Norton provided the photography; Chin Music Press is the publisher.

To celebrate the release Kashiba is hosting a book signing, sushi demo, and tasting at Wing Luke Museum on November 19. It costs $20 to attend ($15 for museum members). You can also catch Kashiba at Elliott Bay Books on January 7.

Employees at Chin Music Press say the book is available at local bookstores as well as at the chains and online.

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