Sushi and Sexism

The sushi industry is one dominated by men and always has been, and there is nowhere where this is more apparent than the birthplace of modern sushi, Japan. In the past I published an article on “Washoku,” a culturally pure approach to sushi which respects nature and the resources required for sushi to continue. That…


Ginger (Gari) – The Perfect Sushi Companion

Eating sushi is an artful experience, with different tastes and textures in harmonious balance. Ginger (gari) is used to cleanse the pallet between different rolls, allowing your mouth to be neutralized with the slight spicy heat of ginger. Ginger is the perfect sushi companion, allowing one to fully appreciate every nuance in the dish that…


The true cost of illegal fishing

We have previously reported that tuna populations are not nearly as robust as they were 30 years ago, as the true cost of illegal fishing is starting to become more apparent. While some fishing methods have become more sustainable, there is a dark specter which continues to drive tuna populations down. That specter comes in…


Japanese certification program to ensure traditional cuisine abroad

How To Find Authentic Japanese Food Served Outside Japan If you live in the Western world, you are used to international fare catering to your tastebuds. In the case of sushi, that includes rolls jam packed with cream cheese, spam musubi, and even massive sushi burritos. With the fusion of foods becoming so commonplace, there…


Overfishing in Africa: How Mauritania moves to stop unregulated fishing

Mauritania, the 11th largest country in Africa, has an economy that depends on the seafood. In 2013, 28 percent of the population was employed in some way in the seafood industry(1). In 2014, 16.6% percent of the population lived in abject poverty, with high inequality throughout the society. The government has had upheaval, with a…


The 6 Best Countries to Eat Real Sushi Outside of Japan

I’d like to share a guest post from a friend who is an avid explorer of the world and has experienced more countries, cultures, people, and food than probably anyone I know aside from my brother. As a big fan of sushi, Evan has offered his insights into some of the best places to eat…


Gold plated sushi? Are you serious?

Gold plated sushi is the newest ridiculous sushi trend If there was an Olympics for over the top sushi, this roll would take gold. This roll has 12 different ingredients from all over Japan, squished together in a cacophony of sound and taste. Available at Shinjuku Isetan in Japan, this is one spectacular creation. So…


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