How many different kinds of salmon are there in Scandinavia?


In Scandinavia there are several different kinds of salmon.

We are so lucky to be surrounded by countries that have the best salmon in the world. Fantastic tasty salmon that comes to Denmark several times a week.

Norway is one of the countries that farms salmon on land. It is salmon of really good quality the Norwegians have mastered some of the challenges involved in farming salmon on land.

Most people have heard of salmon from Faroe Islands. The Faroese farm the best salmon in the world. All salmon from the Faroe Islands are farmed in the sea it gives salmon of a completely different quality.

Iceland also farms salmon. Not many people know about this. Icelanders have created an environment that is identical to Icelandic nature. You can buy farmed Icelandic salmon that has the same quality as those that live in the wild. Salmon from Iceland do not come to Denmark that often. At present it must be ordered.

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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.

In Japan, what ingredients do sushi chefs use to make sushi rolls?


Sushi chefs in Japan have their very own definition of sushi. Sushi is vinegar-marinated rice with added local ingredients.
In Japan, you will often find Japanese sushi chefs that uses different types of fish and vegetables when they make sushi, and this applies to both nigiri and sushi rolls.

Japan is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and you find many tropical fish in the area. Tropical fish that never reach European latitudes. Some of these fish are also used for sushi. There are types of fish that are best suited for nigiri, while others are used for both nigiri and sushi rolls.

In Japan, the selection of vegetables is large, there are many types of vegetables that cannot be found in Europe.
In Tokyo, Japanese sushi chefs make sushi rolls with either shiitake mushroom or pickled plum. These are not the only vegetables that sushi chefs use when they make sushi rolls.

If you travel to Japan, you should not be surprised if you are served a roll that contains raw materials that are not so common outside of Japan.
On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi from scratch with raw materials that are most in demand for sushi in Denmark.

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Why does Japanese sushi taste different than in Denmark?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
In Japan, sushi tastes in a completely different way than in Denmark.
I often meet people who ask what the reason for this could be.

There are several reasons for this.

In Japan, other fish, vegetables and ingredients are used to make sushi.
The Japanese sushi chefs use some other cooking techniques to cook sushi rice.
The Japanese sushi chefs use completely different cutting and hand techniques in the preparation of sushi.

Last but not least, Japanese sushi chefs have up to 35 years of experience in making sushi. You can of course wonder why it takes so many years to be trained as a Japanese sushi chef.

Japanese restaurant guests have very high demands on their food. The rice must be cooked to perfection and the fish, cut into silky slices that melt on the tongue.

In Japan, many sushi restaurants make minimalist sushi, where it’s basically just rice and fish. It makes great demands on the sushi chef’s skills, as you, as a guest, can taste everything.

At the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi that you can enjoy with your loved ones.

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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.

Learn how to make sushi that can be enjoyed all year round!


Sushi is a dish that differs from most dishes that are prepared in a kitchen.

It is eaten cold all year round, regardless of whether it is for lunch or in the evening. It makes somewhat different demands on the raw materials used in the cooking. The raw materials must be as fresh as possible and of the best possible quality.
Sushi is one of those dishes where you can get the body’s need for vitamins and minerals in one meal without the dish being boring or vegan.

Sushi is also a dish where you can use exactly the ingredients needed to make it your favorite sushi.

However, there are some rules of the game.
There are Japanese cooking techniques that are good to know in order to get the most flavor and value for money. There is a world of difference in the taste experience, whether self-taught techniques are used or the techniques used by Japanese sushi chefs in Tokyo.

In the Sushi course for beginners, you will learn step by step the techniques that Japanese sushi chefs in Tokyo use when making sushi for their diners. With these techniques you will be able to make your favorite sushi with your favorite ingredients.

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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 quickly do sushi nori lose their crispiness?

There are 3 countries that grow seaweed for sushi and that is China, Korea and Japan. There is a big difference in taste. The three countries are good at growing sushi seaweed. You should always buy sushi nori based on what you think has the best taste.

The manufacturer of sushi nori packages the seaweed in a way so that when you open the newly purchased package, the seaweed will be crispy.
As soon as a sushi chef applies rice and other ingredients to the seaweed, the sushi seaweed will still be crispy in texture. When the sushi chef has made the sushi roll, it begins to become smoother and softer in texture without affecting the taste or quality.
Instead, the sushi roll will be more firm as the individual ingredients fall into place in the roll itself after a very short time.

Sushi rolls should always be eaten at room temperature, that way you will get the full flavor experience.

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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 is most often eaten on New Year’s Eve in Europe?

What is most often eaten on New Year’s Eve depends somewhat on where in the country you live, there is a big difference between what family and friends eat on New Year’s Eve in countryside and in the capital.
For many years, the New Year’s menu has often consisted of beef tenderloin as a main course, a starter with fish or shellfish and a delicious dessert. A number of years ago I began to see a shift. Especially in recent years, it has gained momentum.

Times have changed in Denmark. Today sushi is the dish most often served on this special evening. On the last evening of the year, most people want to enjoy a delicate and tasty dinner. For many, fish, shellfish and bubbles are particularly delicious.
A sushi dinner can be put together in many different ways so that everyone who takes part in the dinner leaves the table full and happy.

The last sushi course of the year will be held on 18 December. You learn step by step how to make tasty sushi from scratch. You will also get tips on where to find ingredients that are also suitable for a New Year’s dinner.

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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 kind of sushi do the Japanese prefer to order as take-away?


Well, both nigiri sushi and the large futomaki sushi rolls are popular among the Japanese. When it comes to take-away, many choose sushi rolls. However, it is not just any sushi roll.

There are many people who buy the large futomaki rolls. In the large rolls, there is room for several different types of filling. With just a few futomaki rolls you embrace the entire food pyramid.
Due to the size of the pieces, they are also easy to transport, they do not tip over so easily.

Nirigi sushi is very popular among the Japanese who are interested in eating several different fish during a meal.
Most often, nigiri sushi boxes are sold with 8 pieces of sushi.
3 of the pieces will be with 3 different kinds of fish. One will be with squid.
The last 2 will most often be vegetarian; it can be Japanese omelet and tofu.
A mixed Japanese nigiri box ensures that proteins come from several different sources without compromising on the healthy fish oil.

On the Sushi Course for Beginners, you learn step by step how to make tasty sushi that can be enjoyed on a daily basis and on special occasions.

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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.

Eat sushi with your favorite raw materials!

Futomaki
Yep, it is now possible to eat sushi with exactly your favorite raw materials in the quantities you prefer.

Sushi rolls are the type of sushi that is most in demand in Denmark. Most sushi restaurants in Denmark have a large menu with many different types of sushi rolls.

Although you can find many different sushi rolls put together in many different ways, it is also great to eat sushi with exactly your favorite raw materials this applies to insite-out, hosomaki and futomaki.

It is not possible to have your own sushi rolls tailored at sushi restaurants.
On the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make the different types of sushi rolls from A-Z, so that you know how to buy good quality fish, cook sushi rice and, not least, make delicious sushi with the various kitchen tools that you have at home in your 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.

Is sushi expensive in Japan?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher

I have been coming to Japan since 2004. Over the years, I have eaten a lot of sushi. It ranges from everyday sushi to sushi served at Michelin restaurants.

In my eyes, sushi is not expensive in Japan.
Here I look at the quality you get for your money. Whether you buy everyday sushi or gourmet sushi in Japan, it is cheap compared to sushi restaurants in Europe.

There are several reasons for this.
In Japan, only 8% is paid in tax on restaurant invoices and take-away food. That in itself is a pretty big saving. It can be felt especially if you often go out and eat.

The competition among restaurants is very fierce.
As in Europe, restaurateurs want to have filled restaurants all week opening days. It is also important that the food is of a high quality and that guests are happy. There are also many restaurants that maintain a price level where their customers can afford to come and eat.

At the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step how to make sushi with the most in-demand ingredients in Europe.

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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 styles are there in Japanese sushi?

Sushi chef & sake sommerlier Zoë Escher
In Japan there are several different sushi styles several more than in Denmark.
The range between lower quality sushi and very high quality sushi is very large.

At the very top you will find sushi restaurants that are so exclusive that they are too good to be in the Michelin guide. Then you will find exclusive sushi restaurants, which have been given a place in the Michelin guide.

Then you will find 5 different quality levels of sushi restaurants.
In general, the level for every type is very high, yes even the lowest level will be high compared to Europe.

Sushi in Denmark which is considered exclusive gourmet sushi is everyday sushi in Japan. This is because sushi has its origins in Japan, there are many sushi restaurants and the competition between the restaurants is fierce.

In the Sushi course for beginners, you learn step by step to apply the techniques used by Japanese gourmet sushi chefs.

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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.