Memory: Elite kendo training in Tokyo, 2004

Practice with the national team coach of the Japanese kendo women’s team in kendo at Tokyo University in Tokyo in 2004.

I’ll never forget that??❤️.

Read more about Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher

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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.

Does the weather affect the preparation of sushi?

The weather greatly affects the preparation of sushi. Right from handling og sushi rice, preparing ingredients and making sushi with your hands.

Japanese sushi is a dish that focuses on individual ingredients. I know well that in a lot of countries many different ingredients are used in most sushi restaurants. If you look at authentic Japanese sushi there are quite a few ingredients included.

When the food becomes so simple your “mistake” is easily shown since you cannot hide anything, including the weather.

It is one of the reasons it takes Japanese sushi chefs many years to cook sushi rice to perfection which is a must if you work in a sushi restaurant.

On the Sushi course for beginners the attendances will learn what it takes to cook sushi rice to perfection.

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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.

Is it best to use Japanese sushi rice?

There are many countries that produce rice for sushi such as Japan, the United States, Korea, Italy, and Thailand.

Using Japanese-produced sushi rice is not a must. In Japan, there are many different types of sushi rice of different grades. Japanese sushi rice is not always the best choice if you are not used to cooking sushi rice.

Some Japanese rice varieties are harder to cook than others, so buying Japanese sushi rice is not always an advantage.

On the Sushi course for beginners I talk more about which rice is best for Sushi.

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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.

Can all types of vinegar be used for sushi?

Not all types of vinegar are suitable for sushi.

There are many different kinds of vinegar in Denmark. There are some vinegar made in Denmark, others in Thailand, China or Japan.

It is always best to use Japanese vinegar for sushi and there are several reasons for that.

Japanese vinegar is made of rice grains. Since the Japanese vinegar is made on rice, the sour / sweet vinegar flavor suits the sushi rice.
If the vinegar were made on, for example apple the rice vinegar would have a completely different taste.

Rice vinegar is also used to preserve sushi rice so it can be kept at room temperature. Beside that, vinegar is also used as a kind of spice.

The aromas and fine flavors found in Japanese rice vinegar help to give the sushi rice the unique taste that characterizes Japanese sushi rice.

Read more about Sushi course for beginners

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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, Accenture audit Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

Is it difficult to make tasty vegetarian sushi?

Vegetarian sushi can taste at least as good as sushi with fish.

There are several challenges when it comes to cooking. Most fish species are both soft and fairly firm in the flesh.

When making vegetarian sushi, there will often be some other ingredients such as vegetables that are in play. Vegetables have a completely different texture than fish and must therefore be handled in a completely different way. Some vegetables can be very hard, medium hard and others very soft.

The structure of the vegetables also has an impact on which techniques to use.

These are some of the reasons why it is challenging to make vegetarian sushi.

In the Vegetarian sushi course for beginners, you will learn how to make tasty sushi that makes the birds sing.

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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.

Strengthen your health and prevent cancer

Yep, it is possible to strengthen your health without consuming ​​several different supplements.

There are many people including myself who want to enhance their health. The older I get the more conscious I become about living healthier ie. to have healthy diets and exercise several times a week.

And with age, women’s focus is especially on breast cancer prevention.

Okinawa miso soup is a unique experience that fits a busy everyday life. Yes, it takes no more than 10 minutes to make a miso soup. It is an experience where you can boost your health with vitamins and minerals by drinking a cup of hot and delicate soup miso soup.

In Japan, drinking a cup of hot miso soup at day ten is very common. By drinking a cup of miso soup I prevent cancer and other lifestyle diseases. Read more about the Okinawa miso soup -Super food

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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.

Can you tell if a fish is fresh?


Unless you work in a fish shop it can be hard to tell when a fish is fresh. One of the area where you should not compromise is the freshness of the fish. There are several reasons for this.

Sushi made with fresh fish have a fantastic taste.
You also avoid your guests or yourself get sick.

At the class Nigiri sushi for beginners you will get the opportunity to touch and fillet a whole fish. It is important that you can gain a greater understanding of a fish and the fish structure. The knowledge is vital when you cut the fish for nigiri.

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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.

Okinawa miso soup is a healthy way to detox your body!

There are several different ways to detox the body.

Some years ago it was very popular to go on a fruit diet which typically lasted a few days. Some were happy with the diet others were decided poorly by eating fruit for several days.

Most people know about detox diet for example you drink different juices over 3-7 days. Juice diet can be a little difficult to implement since you will not be satisfied the same way as if you are eating a meal.

Like so many others I live a busy life. To make a radical change to my diet for a period of time to detox my body is not something I am fan of.

I am also in favor of detoxing the body but I prefer to boost my health at the same time.

That’s why I have developed a 14-day Okinawa miso soup experience where I detox my body, boost my health and prevent a variety of lifestyle diseases and cancer at the same time.

You can read more about the Okinawa miso soup course here

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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.

Do fishmongers know what type of fish is suitable for sushi?

All fishmongers know what kind of fish is used for sushi.

It is very important to ask for fish for sushi. Fish for sushi has a completely different quality than fish to be fried.

The reason for the difference in quality of fish is that fish for sushi being eaten raw. It is very important to use top quality fish. If you eat raw fish that has become too old you may become ill.

At Sushi course for beginners I talk more about what kind of fish to buy for sushi

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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.

In Japan, sushi restaurants only uses fish that are in season

In Japan, Japanese sushi chefs have a different view of fish. From childbirth Japanese children learn to eat all the ocean has to offer.
As a restaurant guest in Japan you will find that the menu in sushi restaurants looks different.

It is very normal that there are approx. 20 different kinds of seafood on the menu. In addition, the Japanese sushi restaurants replace the menu card several times a year.

This is because many fish can only be obtained in certain months over a year. Some fish species have to swim many kilometers every year, for example, to spawn.

If a fish is not in season it is not on the menu card.

At Sushi course for beginners you learn to cook tasty sushi with the most sought after fish for sushi in Denmark.

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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.