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December 10 2009 Japanese Food Newsletter

Feeling hungry? On the go? You probably never thought of sushi as portable, fast food. But in ancient Japan, sushi began as a way to preserve fish in salted rice and later evolved into a type of vinegary street food. Nori kept fingers free of sticky rice while cooked fish and vegetables added protein and substance. The small bites were easy to eat without utensils. Sushi makers sold their wares in little boxes that customers took to theaters or on their travels.

Today, sushi is not considered portable or fast but it is delicious as ever. There are more varieties of sushi with even more being created every day in sushi bars all around the globe as sushi is embraced by international cultures.

Have you ever wanted to make your own sushi? While mastering the art may take time, you can make hand rolls with more enthusiasm than skill and they will taste delicious! Why not throw a Temaki Sushi Hand Roll Party for your Holiday Open House? After all the prep, you simply enjoy your guests as they have the fun of rolling their own hand rolls.

Here's the latest article from the Japanese Food site at BellaOnline.com.

Temaki Sushi Hand Roll Platter
An easy way to entertain Japanese-style is to offer guests a Temaki Sushi Platter. This is a roll-it-yourself sushi party.


Sushi Etiquette
Known for politeness, the Japanese seem to have etiquette rules for every aspect of society and that includes dining on sushi.


Main Types of Sushi
The many types of sushi on the menu can boggle the mind—and palate! Many are a sushi chef’s own creations. If you’re new to sushi, or if you want to know more about your favorite food, let this article help you learn about the main categories of this delicious rice dish.



And here is your Japanese food word for the week: *Tanoshii* (ta-no-shee) which means enjoyable/fun. I hope you have an enjoyable time at your temaki party!

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