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Author: Rocky Aoki

ISBN: 9780789308474
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 19 April 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 22.3 x 1.3
Sake, the Japanese alcoholic beverage derived from rice, is quickly becoming one of the "coolest" international drinks after almost 2,000 years of popularity in Japan. The current nationwide rise of sake bars and sake-influenced drinks such as the saketini hold testament to its newly gained popularity.

This newfound buzz has people more curious than ever about this traditional Japanese drink. Did you know that there are thousands of varieties of sake or that sake has 400 flavor components to wine's 200? Also, did you know that most of finest sake's are supposed to be served chilled? Or that sake has no sulphites and that the premium grades won't give you a hangover? Also, in Japan, sake is rarely served with sushi; ironic, as for most Americans sake and sushi go hand-in-hand.

Rocky Aoki, the famed restaurateur and founder of the "Benihana" franchise restaurants and "Haru," explores this relatively unknown drink, supplying a full background to this still-mysterious beverage. Aoki examines how the rice is grown and brewed, the background and history of sake in Japanese culture, the differences between the variety of styles of sake, what types...

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