Monster Roll from Dan Blank on Vimeo. This. Looks. Amazing. From their FB page: “When sea monsters attack Los Angeles, a network of sushi chefs honor an ancient code to maintain balance between man and the sea: to kill only what they eat, and eat all that they kill.” The producers of Monster Roll . . . → Read More: Can You Handle Monster Roll?
You might have guessed by now that I’m a *bit* obsessed with sushi. When I visited Japan for the first (and second) time, I bolted straight to Sushi Zanmai located outside the Tsukiji fish market. I ordered the salmon. It was transcendental. This weekend I was bowled over by the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi“, . . . → Read More: Jiro Dreams of Sushi, and so do I
For your Friday viewing pleasure, I bring you the “Story of Sushi” – this video is kind of like Thomas the Tank Engine (the PBS show with the miniature people) meets the ASPCA commercial with the Sarah McLaughlin song. Must watch – the set design is incredible! The Story of Sushi from Bamboo Sushi on . . . → Read More: TGIF: The Story of Sushi
The Story of Sushi from Bamboo Sushi on Vimeo. Hat tip to Gizmodo.
Water Blogged, the blog of the Living Oceans Society, has a very nice post up about why it is important to educate yourself about sushi. You should really go there and read the article, but I really enjoyed this interview with sushi chef Hajime Sato. He describes his motivation for and transition to sustainable seafood . . . → Read More: How One Sushi Chef Transitioned to Sustainability
Frankly, I’m a little ashamed to have my first post be all human-interest-y, without a single hypodermic penis in sight. Still, I can’t resist highlighting this ludicrous NYT article about couples who bicker over sustainability. NYT human interest stories always end up making you hate everyone in it, and this is no exception. Mr. Fleming, . . . → Read More: Seafood Watch breaks up another relationship
Palm, meet face. The associated press reports: Blowfish, while extremely poisonous if not prepared properly, is considered a delicacy in Japan and is consumed by thrill-seeking gourmets. Iwase said the seven men ordered sashimi and grilled blowfish testicles at the restaurant Monday night. Shortly after, they developed limb paralysis and breathing trouble and started to . . . → Read More: Why Do People Insist on Eating Food That Kills Them?