Tuna and salmon: How "typically Japanese" became what was not Japanese
The history of sushi holds some interesting surprises even for connoisseurs of the subject. Deep red tuna, delicate pink grained salmon - these are the widely known typical toppings for sushi. Really? Why [...]
Typical and less typical sushi toppings
Chicken, cream cheese, salmon in chili sauce - there is hardly anything today that you wouldn't find on sushi. But what are actually the typical, authentic toppings of sushi? It all depends [...]
Where sushi comes from - the story of raw fish and sour rice
Sushi as we know it today is ultimately a development of the second half of the 20th century. The original dish of sushi was very different from what we know today as sushi [...].
Historical interplay of ingredients around sushi
Sushi, as we know the dish today, consists of leavened rice, fish, vegetables, nori and some seasoning ingredients such as wasabi and soy sauce. However, this was not always the case: [...]