California sushi chefs rejoice at end of glove law

Aug 22, 2014

California sushi chefs rejoice at end of glove law

A California law that required workers to wear gloves while handling “ready-to-eat” food has been repealed months after its introduction, allowing sushi chefs to once again offer delicacies to customers in the traditional fashion. Ready-to-eat foods don’t require additional cooking or heating when served ...

Hand-rolled sushi gets Brazilian makeover

Aug 7, 2014

Hand-rolled sushi gets Brazilian makeover

“Temaki” hand-rolled sushi is proving popular among Brazilians looking for a quick bite. But some of the ingredients used by local chefs, such as tropical fruits, would be sure to raise eyebrows in Japan. Low-cost sushi restaurants known as “temakeria” in Portuguese are on ...

Jul 1, 2014

U.S. sushi prices show New York is on a roll

by Selina Wang

Sushi restaurants in New York and Greenwich, Connecticut rank among the most expensive locales in the U.S. to buy the Japanese cuisine for the third year in a row. The price of basic sushi at New York restaurants was about 26 percent higher than ...

California law flusters sushi chefs

Feb 11, 2014

California law flusters sushi chefs

by Chuck Del Rosario

At popular Los Angeles restaurant Sushi Gen, 66-year-old Toshiaki Toyoshima slices fish in preparation for dinner. The chef has honed his sushi-making technique for nearly 50 years and the daily long lines of customers are a testament to that. But to Toyoshima, the sushi ...

Women see sushi as ticket abroad

Sep 18, 2013

Women see sushi as ticket abroad

by Hitomi Hanada

In a profession dominated by men, an increasing number of women are training to be sushi chefs with a view to plying their trade overseas. In the past, women were not allowed to prepare sushi in Japan, based on a belief that their hands ...

Robots help sushi-go-round turn high-tech

Aug 15, 2013

Robots help sushi-go-round turn high-tech

by Miwa Suzuki

With its masters required to hone their skills over decades, sushi is steeped in tradition. But it is also often a high-tech operation where robotic precision steals the limelight from the chef’s knife. Japan is dotted with thousands of “kaiten” (revolving) sushi restaurants where ...