Who is Toshi my sushi chef teacher?

Toshi is a well known Executive sushi chef and sushi instructor in Los Angeles. He has almost all the movie companies in Hollywood as customers and do also have celebrities as private clients. He has 40 years of experience as a Executive sushi chef. Toshi has a Japanese approach to sushi and a way of life. The Japanese culture is very result-oriented when it comes to work and sport. If I pracise kendo in Ja ...

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Sake is more sophisticated than “ordinary” wines

The Japanese rice wine sake has more dimensions than classic wines as we know it in Europe. Sake wines have a nice and a more silky smooth texture. Sake is not "heavy" that you can sometimes experience with wine. The variety of aromas is greater in your wines. Some sake wines have a depth that you do not find in wines and other sake types smash your tongue. And yes in some countries you can get sake with bu ...

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Can all vegetables be used for sushi?

Unfortunately not all vegetables can be used for sushi. They need to have some texture otherwise it can be an unpleasant dinning experience. When a vegetable is too soft and you put it together with for example scallops in a sushi roll the dinning  experience is going to be bad because the sushiroll will be soft and moist. You also have to be careful to use vegetable with a strong flavor because it create a ...

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In September I will travel to Los Angeles

As most people know I was educated as a Japanese sushi chef back in 2006.   In 2012 I traveled to LA, where I was introduced to a nigiri technique that takes 20 years to master. Now it is time. In September I will travel to LA for almost 3 weeks and I am so happy. My sushi chef teaches aka Executive sushi chef is in LA during the time I am there. It is so fantastic because I get the opportunity to expa ...

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Do you know how use Japanese knife techniques?

The level of gastronomy in Japan is very high one reason for that is that Japanese chefs spend several years learning how to use different cutting techniques. In Japan the quality of the dishes depends on your ability to prepare raw materials by using different cutting techniques. If you do not know how to use your knife you will find it difficult to make a extraordinaire tasty dishes. You will not be able ...

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Warm evenings, sunshine and sushi

Spring are here and summer is approaching with rapid steps.The warm evenings offer barbecues, salads, fruit pies and not least sushi. There are quite a few people who prefers to eat dishes are not as heavy in the stomach as winter food.Sushi is a diner that is ideal for the warm evenings with a good glass of white wine. With sushi, it will never be boring there are unlimited possibilities in the composition ...

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Which countries produce seaweed for sushi?

There are several different countries that produce seaweed for sushi.Growing seaweed on the seabed is done with the same care and dedication as organic strawberries are produced in Europe.The countries that produce seaweed for sushi are China, Korea and Japan. I have tasted different types of seaweed for sushi from the 3 different countries and there is a great difference in appearance, consistency and tast ...

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Which vegetables are not suitable for sushi?

The vegetables are best suited for sushi must have texture and taste. I'd rather not favor certain vegetables for the reason that there are local specialties that make that one vegetable is preferred over another. There are always vegetables that are more suitable than others. Vegetables such as peppers, peas, lettuce, green beans, avocado and more. At Sushi Course for vegetarians, you will learn to create ...

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That is why vegetarian sushi never gets boring!

From time to time I meet a person who is vegetarian or vegan. They are a little challenged when it comes to finding a sushi menu which they find interesting and delicious. Vegetarian sushi is an underestimated dish. There are so many different kinds of raw materials that are suitable for vegetarian sushi. Tasty and interesting vegetable beyond avocado and cucumber.In Europe, you will experience that every s ...

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Can vegetarian sushi turn into a gastronomic experience?

Yes also to that extent. Most people have tasted a hosomaki (small roll) with either cucumber or avocado. Vegetarian sushi is much more than that. Each and every material has its own unique flavor and aroma. Using different cooking techniques you can emphasize the qualities and nuances of the raw materials concerned. With vegetarian sushi it is possible to make a tasty and delicate menu at the same level. T ...

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