"In Japan your education never ends. In 2012 I was introduced to a nigiri hand technique that takes 20 years to master I think that is fascinating" – Zoë Escher
January 2019: Zoë was the judge for the daily newspaper Politiken in connection with testing food for their readers. 2016: Zoë held the official opening speech and opened the fair Formland Spring 2016 in Messecenter Herning in Denmark. At the opening of the fair there were 49 people from the press, 20 VIP and 271 exhibitors.
2015: Zoë has made sushi and Japanese dishes as private dining at home of US ambassador in Denmark Rufus Gifford.
2013:Rated as Denmark's sushi expert no. 1 by gourmet supermarket chain Irma. Zoë was also guest judget at Masterchef Denmark season 3. Zoë has made sushi and Japanese dishes as staff food to the 3 star Michelin restaurant Geranium.
Zoë is known from Danish magazines and TV such as Copenhagen Food, ALT for Damerne, Berlingske, Femina, IN, Mad & Bolig, TV3 and the consumer council magazine “THINK”.
Referencer: Restaurant Geranium***, A.P. Møller – Mærsk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Ikea, Novartis, Velux, Takeda Pharma, Haldore Topsøe, Dansk Byggeri, Deloitte, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Symphogen and many more.

What kind of sushi is most popular in Denmark?

Sushi roll futomaki with prawns, web: http://chefzoeescher.com

In Europe, there is a kind of sushi, which is most popular among all the styles.

It is sushi rolls. If you visit a sushi restaurant in Europe, there are typically 15-20 different rolls with different ingredients and topping. In a European sushi restaurant, there are usually several small sushi rolls on the menu. Sushi rolls insite-out which means that the rice is outside the roll with the topping available in many different versions and flavors.

The large roll futomaki is also popular. It is a roll that can be difficult to take a bite due to its size. It is also a roll where there is room for a lot of filling.

In Japan, nigiri sushi is the most popular of them all. In the exclusive sushi restaurants, there are typically 15-20 different fish on the menu. The Japanese people eat a lot of fish every single day that is way they prefer to eat nigiri pieces.

At the exclusive restaurants, a meal ends with a small sushi roll.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Cooking class: Japanese noodle soup for beginners

RamenThe cooking class Japanese noodle soup for beginners is for people who would like to learn how to make the Japanese noodle soup such as ramen soup.

You learn how to make healthy and tasty noodle soups which is very popular on a busy day.
You larn how to make Japanese stock by using traditional Japanese raw materials.
You learn how to know the difference between different kind of noodle used in noodle soup.
You learn to make 2 tasty and healthy noodle soups that are made from scratch with classical raw materials.

Please read more about the cooking class Japanese noodle soup for beginners

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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

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In Japan, a walk among conifers trees is a kind of meditation!

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Japanese culture is based on creating calm, balance and harmony. It is not only at the many beautiful temples and shrine, but also out in nature.

Trees and shrubs are cared for and cared for in a different way than in Europe. Many large trees in Japanese street scene are cut, as were the small bonzai trees.

The trees are cut into specific shapes. In Japan, it is very normal to see gardeners sitting somewhere in the treetops and cutting one leaf at a time. It is a slow job that requires a lot of patience.

The result is not to be mistaken. These are beautiful and well-kept trees that radiate calm, silence and harmony.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Sushi class for beginners

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The cooking class Sushi course for beginners is for people who would like to learn how to make different kinds of delicious Japanese sushi. In the long run you can save money by making your own sushi.

You learn how to boil the perfect sushi rice.
You learn about the Japanese ingredients used for sushi.
You learn about what you should be aware of when buying fish from the fishmonger.
You learn to prepare different kinds of raw materials for sushi.
You learn to make several different kinds of tasty sushi rolls.

Please read more about the cooking class  Sushi for beginners
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Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

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Sushi course for beginners will be held again from April 30, 2021

From the end of April 2021, it is now possible to attend the popular course Sushi for Beginners.

The course is held at ManuVision which is a house in Frederiksberg that offers several different activities within wellness.

In a quiet and pleasant environment, the students in the small classes with distance to each other are taught sushi art by Denmark’s most experienced sushi chef since 2006.

From purchasing Japanese ingredients, fish and food to cooking sushi rice, preparing fish and vegetables to, step by step making delicate and tasty sushi rolls that are ready to take home.

Participants are dressed with dos and don’t so they, with sure hands, can tasty sushi at home in their own kitchen.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Tokyo is like a bag of mixed sweets when it comes to architecture

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Tokyo is an international metropolis of format. The city ranges from ancient Japan that exudes silence and reflection to modern Japan, which runs at 300 kilometers per hour like the high-speed train Shinkansen.

The architecture of old Tokyo dates back to the Edo period from 1603 to 1867. The houses are small, they are often built of wood, the roofs are arched and you have no doubt that you are in Japan.

Modern Japan is a mixture of Asian and European architecture. Japanese architects design typical skyscrapers, office buildings, and public buildings.

While international fashion houses such as Prada and Louis Vuitton and many others design their own stores. There are shops that have several floors which highlight the exclusive brands.

The competition for the Japanese consumer is fierce, which is why international fashion houses also design their own buildings in the big city of Tokyo.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

How many squid do Japanese people eat in Tokyo?

Japan is one of the countries where all seafood is extremely fresh. Seafood is also very fresh. It is rare that you can go into a European fish store and buy a fish that has just been caught 3 hours before.

In Japan, it is very normal to eat squid that is only a few hours old.

Squid is a kind of shellfish that must be extremely fresh otherwise it ca become gummy in consistency. In Japan, squid are eaten as much as salmon is eaten in Europe. It is freshly caught in abundant quantity.

Grilled squid as seen here in the picture is a popular way to eat squid. When grilled on low heat for several hours, it becomes completely buttery and full of flavor.

In Tokyo, there are food stalls that stand and grill freshly caught squid every day.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

What types of vegetables do sushi chefs use in Tokyo when making sushi rolls?

Japanese sushi chefs in Tokyo use different kinds of vegetables when making sushi rolls.

In Japan, local vegetables are often used when making sushi rolls.
There are some vegetables that are more popular than others. They are part of Japanese culture and have a very special meaning for the people.

Shiitake mushrooms and pickled Japanese plums are often used in sushi rolls.

Shiitake mushrooms are marinated before being used for sushi. In sushi restaurants in Tokyo, they are used in large sushi rolls also called futomaki.

Pickled plums with a slightly salty taste are a delicacy in Japan. It adds unique flavors and aromas to food. Pickled plums are also used in sushi rolls. In sushi restaurants in Tokyo, they are used in the smallest sushi roll also called hosomaki.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

How should edamame beans be prepared?

Edamame beans are unripe soybeans and, you can see that from the green color.
Ripe soybeans are beige in color and are used to make soy sauce, miso paste and many other Japanese products.

Edamame beans are eaten as a snack.

Edamame beans are most often bought on frost and, they should be boiled in lightly salted water for 2-3 minutes. As soon as the water is poured off, sprinkle the beans with coarse salt and, they are served immediately. Edema beans should be eaten while hot.

Edamame beans are high in protein.
It is a healthy snack that is perfect after a workout in the gym. The body needs proteins to rebuild muscle.

Edamame beans can of course be eaten at other times of the day. However, you should just be aware that one can gain weight if one eats too many of them.

However, you should not eat edamame beans in unimaginable amounts the beans are high in protein.

If you eat too much, there is a good chance that you will gain weight.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Why is some sushi rice harder to cook?


Some sushi rice is harder to cook because of the quality of the rice.

In Japan, there are many different types of sushi rice. Some types of rice are very exclusive because the quality is very high. Other types of rice are of normal quality with an average quality.

Some of the exclusive rice types are much harder to cook because; they lump more than other rice. This means that it is harder to cook sushi rice to perfection.

In the actual finishing of the cooked sushi rice, more and more advanced techniques must be used to prepare the rice for sushi.

The cooked sushi rice should be firm and soft at the same time. The rice grains must not be raw inside, but they must also not be cooked so much that they have a consistency like porridge. It is a balancing act that can be difficult to hit.

These are some of the reasons why sushi rice is harder to cook.

At the Sushi course for beginners, you get the shortcuts you need to be able to cook sushi rice to perfection at home.

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Zoë has lectured and held sushi courses for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.