<p>Last night, I was sitting at home watching TV (hehe no, I don't really get out much on Friday nights!), and there was a 20/20 special discussing 10 common myths. One of these such myths is that you shouldn't eat at restaurants on Mondays, because they might be using food that had been bought the past Friday to use up leftovers, rather than using food freshly bought that day.</p>
<p>...You Didn't Know About Me. I have been tagged!! Yvo from <a href="http://feistyfoodie.blogspot.com/">The Feisty Foodie</a> tagged me for the "Five Things You Didn't Know About Me" thing that's going around (I think it's contagious!), so here I am with my five things. I have been thinking about it all day, so here's what I came up with!</p>
<em>"The Complete Book of Sushi"</em> is perfect for not only the sushi newcomer, but also as a reference book for the sushi lover. It is extremely comprehensive, including information from sushi customs to rolling sushi, and even provides recipes for soups and sauces that are commonly eaten with sushi.
Believe it or not, today, November 1st, is actually Sushi Day! So go out and try some sushi, and then come back and let me know what you thought! I'll be waiting to hear all about your sushi experiences... :)
<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c1.staticflickr.com/1/116/281988784_d37be87ddb_o.jpg" alt="A bamboo sushi mat on a blue cutting board" /> </span> <p>The sushi rolling mat is a small mat made of bamboo which is used to roll and squeeze maki sushi into tight rolls. Preparing it will help keep the mat clean, so you don't have to try to clean all of the rice off of it (which believe me, is quite a pain!)</p>
<span class="bigPic"> <img src="http://img.fridgg.com/550w_18640000_75___c2.staticflickr.com/4/3940/15452210929_b1bc5ed380_b.jpg" alt="Salmon and avocado maki rolls on a black plate" /> </span> <p><strong><em>Sushi - cold boiled rice moistened with rice vinegar, usually shaped into bite-size pieces and topped with raw seafood (nigiri-zushi) or formed into a long seaweed-wrapped roll, often around strips of vegetable or raw fish, and sliced into bite-size pieces (maki-zushi). (Dictionary.com)</em></strong> <p>When people think of the Japanese culture, sushi often automatically comes to mind, and for good reason. Sushi