Sushi is now more popular than ever. Though Westerners are learning to appreciate the unique flavours and textures of sushi, few truly understand the intricacies of the preparations, terminology, and culture they find at sushi restaurants. With detailed explanations of everything from maki to sake, Lowry demystifies the language, lore, and food that eaters may encounter. He offers an alphabetical exploration of both the mainstays of the sushi restaurant and the more adventurous offerings and toppings. Advice and anecdotes abound, ensuring that those who read this book will feel confident (and maybe even a little smug) the next time they eat sushi.