Man Sushi

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm7.static.flickr.com/6145/5960263730_bcb960b17d_b.jpg" alt="Tempura vegetables"/> </span> <p>Question: What do you do when you're tasked with making sushi for a group of friends, but one of your male friends has never eaten sushi and refuses to try raw fish?</p> <p>Easy: <em>MAN SUSHI</em>. (Just imagine I'm saying that in a deep, "manly" voice.)</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm7.static.flickr.com/6014/5960265082_dd20630680_b.jpg" alt="Putting the roll together"/> </span> <p>But what on earth is "Man Sushi"?</p> <p>Well, what sort of food does your stereotypical man love? That's an easy

New Year’s Sushi – Our first video!

<p>For a while now, I've been wanting to do a video or two on Sushi Day.</p> <p>And as I've mentioned in years past, New Year's day is a huge sushi day for the Japanese side of my family.</p> <p>So Son and I figured, why not combine the two?</p> <p>Without further ado... our first Sushi Day video! Straight from my itsy bitsy kitchen, on New Year's morning 2011.</p> <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/5_ellKorZzQ?fs=1&hl=en_US&hd=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/5_ellKorZzQ?fs=1&hl=en_US&hd=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b"

Sustainable New Year’s Sushi, Anyone? (A contest!)

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm3.static.flickr.com/2069/2174867858_e5c6186310_b.jpg" alt=""/> </span> <p>As I've mentioned in years past, sushi is a big tradition for my family (and many other Japanese families) on <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2008/01/07/new-years-sushi/">New Year's day</a>. (Gosh, I look so young in that post! No laughing.) I can't remember a single year that we haven't had some sort of sushi on New Year's. And ever since I started Sushi Day four years ago, I've been the one to provide

Mackerel with Ginger & Green Onion, our giveaway winner, & we’re having a sale!

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5256540138_27778a4d2a_o.png" alt=""/> </span> <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2010/12/09/scallops-with-polenta-and-avocado-and-a-giveaway/#comment-61647">Lara</a>! She was the winner of the sushi earrings.</p> <p>In other news, <em>we're having a sale!</em> From now until the end of the year, buy at least $40 worth of products from our <a href="http://sushiday.com/store/">Sushi Day store</a>, and get $20 off. Our <a href="http://sushiday.com/store/#sushi-shirt">Sushi Day shirts</a> are super-soft, way comfortable, and the perfect gift for every sushi lover in your life. Our <a href="http://sushiday.com/store/#sushi-kit">Sushi Kits</a>

Faux-Nagi

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1057/5101160457_db75094a37_b.jpg" alt=""/> </span> <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2010/11/11/arctic-char-and-cream-cheese-wontons/#comment-60278">Katharine</a> for her suggestion that Jell-O would NOT go well in wontons (can you imagine even trying? What an impossible mess that would be!) and to <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2010/11/11/arctic-char-and-cream-cheese-wontons/#comment-60252">Cathy</a> for her delicious-sounding suggestion of matcha pastry cream in a wonton, topped with a cherry sauce. They were the winners of our latest Sushi Day contest!</p> <p>Thanks so much to everybody who entered!</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/5101750672_37e78f224a_b.jpg" alt=""/> </span> <p>If you've been reading

Arctic Char and Cream Cheese Wontons (Psst… we’re having a contest!)

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/5168265473_b89793a09c_b.jpg" alt=""/> </span> <p>I have a challenge for you.</p> <p>Come up with something - <em>anything</em> (though it has to be edible food) - that wouldn't go well in a wonton.</p> <p>I bet you can't do it.</p> <p>(Neener neener!)</p> <p>I mean, really. You can fold anything in a wonton skin, fry it up, and it'll be delicious.</p> <p>An. Y. Thing.</p> <p>And if you can't come up with something that would do badly in wontons? Give me a cool, crazy,

Arctic Char Rosette Chirashi

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4088/5163158499_00324157e6_b.jpg" alt=""/> </span> <p>Every time I get a new type of fish, I try to think of good flavor combinations that I can use as inspiration for my dishes. I look through my bookmarks for recipes using that fish. I ask people on <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/sushiday/status/2135203464089600">twitter</a>. I look back in my archives for <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2006/11/14/philadelphia-roll/">older, similar recipes</a> for inspiration.</p> <p>For today's recipe, for example, I found a <a href="http://steamykitchen.com/9069-open-face-salmon-sandwich-with-sweet-mustard-sauce-2.html">salmon recipe that I had

Porki Maki

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/5163536146_b04c7e7e97_b.jpg" alt=""/> </span> <p><a href="http://fridgg.com/blog/pork-belly-463.html">Pork belly</a>.</p> <p>It's kind of like bacon, right? Except... better. If that's even possible.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1257/5162926871_b66a4068e6_b.jpg" alt=""/> </span>

Tataki Sushi Bar – San Francisco, CA

<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1243/5098712995_342a0b90a4_b.jpg" alt="The front view of Tataki Sushi Bar"/> </span> <p>Ever since getting to know <a href="http://www.sustainablesushi.net/">Casson Trenor</a> and going to the <a href="http://sushiday.com/archives/2009/08/24/sustainable-sushi-at-mashiko-seattle-wa/">Mashiko</a> dinner a year ago, I've been wanting to go to the sustainable sushi restaurant that Casson is part-owner of, <a href="http://www.tatakisushibar.com/">Tataki</a>.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/540w_18640000_75___farm2.static.flickr.com/1254/5099314020_a545b571b6_b.jpg" alt="A Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Guide at every table"/> </span>

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