Posts Tagged ‘history’

Celebrating Authentic Asian Cuisine

Jump to photo album. We hosted a sold-out special edition historical sushi dinner this week as a sort of “amuse-bouche” to preview the 2012 LuckyRice Food Festival, featuring authentic culinary traditions from all over Asia. At the dinner I gave a presentation on some of the most surprising twists and turns in sushi history–a few interesting pieces…

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The Surprising History of Tuna in Japan

Today, bluefin tuna is considered the pinnacle of fine sushi, especially bluefin toro–the fatty belly cuts of the fish. This is kind of funny, because just a few decades ago the Japanese considered toro such a disgusting part of the tuna that the only people who would eat it were impoverished manual laborers. And prior…

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