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 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 is…


The true cost of illegal fishing

We have previously reported that tuna populations are not nearly as healthy as they were 30 years ago. While fishing methods have become more sustainable, there is a dark specter which continues to drive tuna populations down. That specter comes in the form of unregulated, illegal fishing. It is difficult to get a clear picture…


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…


Yellowtail with sake poached chanterelles and grilled asparagus.

Sushibaren Malmö roll of the week! We have been in discussion with a great little sushi-ya in Malmö Sweden named Sushibaren Malmö and will be highlighting some of their creative new rolls in the weeks to come. The itamae there is creating a menu of non-traditional but very interesting new rolls and we enjoyed them…


The 6 Best Countries to Eat Real Sushi Outside of Japan

Japanese people have been emigrating all over the world for more than 800 years. Many of the descendants of these immigrants have maintained their Japanese language, culture, and of course their sushi traditions. Sushi enthusiasts like us are lucky to have access to authentic Japanese restaurants when we are traveling all over the world. As…


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