Female chefs give sushi a new lease on life

Jul 4, 2015

Female chefs give sushi a new lease on life

by

A chef dressed in white stands behind the immaculate counter of a sushi restaurant with a vast array of raw seafood spread out in front of her. It sounds like a typical scene you might find at any sushi restaurant in Japan … except ...

Jul 4, 2015

Sushi students seek a foot in the door overseas

by

Twenty-year-old Reina Hashiguchi is studying at Tokyo Sushi Academy in Shinjuku because she dreams of opening her own sushi restaurant in Japan. To do so, however, Hashiguchi must overcome the prejudice that sushi chefs should be men, a belief that stems from the assumption ...

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A California law that required workers to wear gloves while handling “ready-to-eat” food has been repealed months after its introduction, allowing sushi chefs to once again offer delicacies to customers in the traditional fashion.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