TIP OF THE DAY: Sashimi Rolls

You may not have great sushi chops—it takes years of training—but you can make a sashimi roll, as long as you have a sharp knife. What’s a sashimi roll? It’s sashimi ingredients wrapped in another piece of fish, a cucumber wrap, even nori (toasted seaweed). As long as there’s no vinegared (seasoned) rice, it’s not…
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FOOD FUN: Japanese-Inspired Salmon Appetizer

Cooked salmon “roll.” Photo courtesy MacKnight Foods.   First, the health benefits: For years, healthcare professionals have been promoting the benefits of eating more salmon for its omega 3 essential fatty acids. Omega 3s contribute to: Cardiovascular health Decreased cancer risk (breast, colorectal and prostate cancer) Eye health—both dry eye and macular degeneration Improved mood…
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PRODUCT: Sushi Donuts, Cricket Donuts

Sushi donuts? Sounds delish. Photo courtesy Psycho Donuts.   Psycho Donuts, in San Jose, California, is, well, a bit psycho. It’s not the sushi-shaped donuts, a bento box with Pocky chopsticks called Psycho Psushi. We love the idea. But the cricket donuts (yep, with whole dried crickets) are a bit psycho for us. We come…
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FILM: Jiro Dreams Of Sushi, A Lesson On Sushi & Life

“Jiro Dreams Of Sushi” is a documentary by American filmmaker David Gelb, about 85 year-old sushi chef Jiro Ono—considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. The film opens today in New York City at the Lincoln Plaza and IFC Center, and on Friday, March 16th in Los Angeles at the Nuart Theatre.…
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RECIPE: Barack Obama Sushi

Barack Obama sushi by chef Ken Kawasuma. Photo courtesy MSN Japan.   Somehow we missed this back in 2009, and only recently came across it on the MSN Japan website. Sushi Chef Ken Kawasumi of Tokyo Sushi Academy took the 2009 championship title in Japan’s National Sushi Awards, with his sushi interpretation of President Barack…
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