This Scattered California Roll comes under the category of “Why didn’t we think of this?” But we’re thankful that Grace Parisi came up with the idea (more about Grace below). This recipe is in the chirashi sushi category. The name means “scattered sushi” in Japanese, and it’s the easiest sushi to make because, rather than […]

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[1] Banana sushi: a fun way to eat bananas (photo © Dole). [2] Deliciousness awaits (photo © Eiliv Sonas Aceron | Unsplash).   While you can certainly put a slice of banana and garnishes atop a pad of rice or in a sushi roll, this banana sushi recipe is an all-fruit adaptation—no rice. It’s perfect […]

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What’s for lunch? Why ask, when it’s International Sushi Day (June 18th). Statistics from Bold Data show that the number of sushi restaurants in the U.S. has nearly doubled in the last 10 years—prior to the pandemic. During the pandemic to date, in 2021, along with the country’s mass closing of restaurants, there’s been a […]

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June 18th is National Sushi Day. Creative cooks have taken the sushi concept beyond fish and vegetables to sweet versions like fruit sushi and candy sushi. There are also cooked meat sushi and poultry sushi, and beef tartare sushi). Today, how about some fruit sushi?     RECIPE: FRUIT SUSHI This recipe (photo #1), from […]

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How do you eat sushi? Most people simply pick up the sushi with chopsticks and dip the bottom of the rice into soy sauce. But many Americans don’t know that there is actually a “proper” way to eat sushi. This example is on the “improper” list. Sushi comes with its own set of table manners. […]

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[1] Sushi donuts can be filled and topped with anything you like. Express your outer sushi artist with different toppings, artistically presented. Here’s how to start, from A Side Of Sweet. [2] Vegetarian sushi donuts, above with orange carrot, purple carrot, radish and black sesame seeds. Here’s the recipe from Two Spoons, as well as […]

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[1] The Full Circle sushi roll from Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon, places a salad in the center of cut sushi rolls (photo courtesy Bamboo Sushi). [2] Dress the salad with yuzu, if you can. Yuzu is a delicious citrus that combines the flavors and aromas of lemon, lime and grapefruit (photo courtesy J. Patokal […]

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Our colleague Hannah Kaminski of Bittersweet Blog is a vegan author and recipe developer, so we were surprised when she sent an email with salmon sushi. Except it’s not, as she calls it, fish-free salmon sushi: It’s cantaloupe! Yes, there are “real” vegan sushi substitutes. We recently reported on Ocean Hugger Foods, which has created […]

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