Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sushi Facts You Probably Didn't know

We all love New York sushi, and for good reason. The unique history of sushi are interesting and unique to that special cuisine that has spread across the world. Here are a few facts that leave us understanding more about one of our favorite combination of dishes.

1. Sushi is a very affordable dish. However the highest price every paid for sushi was $173,600 for a 444 pound fish in January 2001. The fish was approximately $39 per pound and was purchased at the Tsukji Fish Market.

2. In the United States, with the influx of sushi, the Food and Drug Administration requires that all raw fish must be frozen first in order to kill all parasites.

3. Think your fish is fresh, straight from the ocean? Think again, nearly all of the fish consumed worldwide are raised on fish farms.

4. We all love our tuna! As a matter of fact, about 80% of all bluefin tuna caught is used for sushi.

5. Today, sushi chefs actually train for about two years to begin working. However just recently a sushi chef had to undergo 10 years of training before they could be considered a sushi chef or begin training to work in a restaurant.

6. The Japanese take their sushi requirements very seriously, and Japanese tourist, who expect the best, are quick to complain when something goes wrong. Because tourist complain about "bad" sushi in Japan, the Japanese Agriculture Ministry has started to enforce gastronomic culture to "improve the reliability of our country's food".

7. Lastly, sushi can be dated back all the way to 2nd century AD when the Chinese created it as a method to conserve fish.

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