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— by Andrea Fazzari: Sushi is at the heart of Japanese culture. So, too, are the 20 masters portrayed in Sushi Shokunin: Japan’s Culinary Masters my new book being published this month by Assouline. There is no single English word that adequately conveys the meaning of shokunin; while it is typically translated as “craftsman” or “artisan,” these definitions fail to express the magnitude and breadth of the Japanese term…

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