Holiday gifts they'll cherish from cover to cover

Nov 15, 2014

Holiday gifts they'll cherish from cover to cover

As the holiday season rolls around, it’s time to dash about in a mad panic in search of gifts that say “I’ve given this one some thought, honest.” Or you can just let us do the thinking for you, with gift suggestions from our ...

Master sushi chef Jiro warns of raw deal from overfishing

Nov 5, 2014

Master sushi chef Jiro warns of raw deal from overfishing

Acclaimed sushi maestro Jiro Ono, who in May served up delicacies for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Barack Obama, has warned of an imminent sea change in the availability of ingredients due to overfishing. “I can’t imagine at all that sushi in ...

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A California law that required workers to wear gloves while handling “ready-to-eat” food has been repealed months after its introduction, allowing sushi chefs to once again offer delicacies to customers in the traditional fashion.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 ...