Hello! As I have fallen behind on my reading (I have been distracted by Netflix and once again, Geordie Shore), I thought I would instead dedicate today’s post to a book I have been meaning to share with you all for such a long time – the Cakes with Faces How To Make Sushi Guide.
Cakes with Faces How To Make Sushi Guide
After my blog survey last year, I promised I would start living up to my blog name and feature more Japanese related items on my blog. A few days later, as if by magic, an email popped into my inbox from the lovely Amy at Cakes with Faces with some information regarding her e-book on how to make sushi. I was intrigued, so I downloaded the sample version from Amazon on to my Kindle. I was instantly drawn in by the quirky, original artwork and the friendly and engaging tone, and I quickly bought the full e-book.
Unlike typical “how to make sushi” guides, the Cakes With Faces How To Make Sushi guide is completely illustrated in a comic book style format. The guide talks you through how to make hosomaki, futomaki, nigiri, and how to prepare edamame and gyoza. The guide also discusses vegetarian options, which I am sure lots of people will appreciate. The guide offers helpful tips and facts, some of which I did not know. Yay for learning!
Even though I have yet to make any sushi of my own (I am not even trusted to make soup in my house), I am confident that when the time comes, this guide will be with me every step of the way. Until then, I am more then happy to enjoy the illustrations and humour in the guide. I would love to see the characters in their own short story (I would definitely buy that book!)
The How To Make Sushi guide isn’t the longest book in the world – it is about 15 pages long – but I am happy to pay for something so original, and do what I can to show support to independent artists like Amy.