I've heard it said cookbooks are not about recipes. Often, we are more interested in sharing an interest in people and the various cultural aspects food represents in our lives. Reading Morimoto is the next best thing to going out for sushi. This book has some stunning photography. As a woodworker I also admire the simple pine trays and bento boxes featured in the illustrations. If you like the Japanese influence at all, you'll love this book.
Morimoto: the new art of Japanese cooking