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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the ramen noodle soup can be eaten all year in Japan!

In Japan, the ramen noodle soup is not only eaten in winter. It is a dish enjoyed all year long and there are several reasons for that.

Ramen noodle soup is a healthy and tasty fast food to suit the busy day of Japan. It is also a dish that does not take many minutes and makes once you have made the fish stock that forms the whole foundation of the Japanese kitchen. Yes without it there is no Japanese kitchen.

On noodle soup course for beginners the attendants learn to make 2 very different tasty noodle soups. Noodle soups where authentic raw materials from Tokyo are used in the preparation of soups.

You can read more about Noodle soup courses 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.

How healthy is seaweed for sushi?

Seaweed for sushi is a very healthy vegetable. In the world, seaweed is the vegetable that contains most vitamins and minerals.

The countries that produces the largest amount of seaweed for sushi are China, Korea and Japan. You can compare seaweed for sushi to crops like wheat or oats. The difference is that seaweed is a vegetable which ia grown on the sea bottom.

Seaweed produced in Japan, China and Korea has difference taste. This is because there are several different type of seaweed used for sushi.

In general, seaweed for sushi is a vegetable that is essential in Japanese cuisine.

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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 brown rice be used for sushi?

Brown rice can be used for sushi.

In the US there are restaurants that specialize in making sushi with brown rice. In 2006, I once made brown rice sushi it was during the training for Japanese sushi chef in Los Angeles.

Sushi with brown rice has a nice taste.

However, I think there are a little too many challenges when cooking brown rice to start making sushi with brown rice.

As most people know sushi rice is already hard to cook to perfection. Sushi ris should be soft but firm. It is a texture that is hard to get right.

Brown rice is even harder to cook to perfection since the pre-cooked rice will never have the consistency the same as white sushi.

Read more about Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher
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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.

What is the first thing to check when making sushi?

The first thing I check when I about preparing different raw materials for sushi is the weather.
Humidity and temperature play a major role from handling raw materials to the finished sushi pieces.

The temperature affects the boiling of sushi rice. Temperatures such as minus degrees and hot summer days affect the various steps that lead to perfect cooked sushi rice.

But raw materials such as fish and vegetables are also affected by temperature and humidity. The more moisture is in the weather the more focus you have to have on the different techniques as it does not take a long time before the effects can be seen.

At Sushi course for beginners you will learn more about the cooking techniques used to handle the different steps.

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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.

Recipe: Pickled Chinese radish

The recipe is for a glass.

Ingredients:

4 cup rice vinegar (Uchibori – comet su)
1 cup sugar
1 Jam glass (h: 13 cm x w: 10 cm)

Course of action:

1. Rinse the Chinese radish and peel off the skin.

2. Cut the Chinese radish into 3 millimeter thick slices on a mandolin.

3. Heat the rice vinegar and sugar in a saucepan.

4. Boil the vinegar marinade until the sugar has dissolved.

5. Add the Chinese radish slices in a sterile jam glass.

6. Pour the vinegar marinade over.

7. Let it all cools down.

8. Close the glass and refrigerate for 4 days.

9. Ready to be eaten.

 

Sushi nori is the healthiest vegetable in the world!

When you say nori most people think of seaweed for sushi. Outside of Japan sushi nori is only used for sushi.

The Japanese people have a slightly different view of nori. In Japan,  nori is a versatile vegetable that can be used in many different dishes. In Tokyo, you will find that nori used for sushi is also sprinkled over dishes ranging from salads to ramen noodles.

Sushi nori is the healtiest vegetable in the world one nori sheet contains as many vitamins as 600 grams of vegetables. During a busy week it does not take much to booste your health with vitamins and minerals.

Read more about Japanese noodle soup course 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.

Sushi chef pictures from 2006 in Los Angeles

I just found an old picture from the 2006 from California Sushi Academy and a picture taken last month. Toshi still were his glasses in his forehead.
In 2006, we were all terrified every 14 days because our sushi skills were tested. Toshi is also a judge at sushi competitions in Japan and he is very tough as a judge.

In the first picture, Toshi is checking how clean my chef uniform is and then he is checking how sharp my sushi knife is.

Such a skill test consisted of fillet mackerel, sahimi, nigiri test, sushi roll test and presentation. Not only did he test our skills he also took time on how long we were about to make the food.

Thank god, I became No. 2 in the final and crucial skill test.

A lot has happened since then and today I am not dying of fear.

Read more about Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher

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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.

 

Have you tried Japanese barbecue?

Japanese barbecue also called Yakiniku it is a popular dish in Japan which is enjoyed year round. In Japan there are many restaurants that only have barbecue on the menu.

Japanese barbecue is very different from what we use to in Europe. The guest will order different kinds of meat and vegetables that are placed on the table. In the middle of the table is a barbecue grill where you cook the different kinds of meats, seafood and vegetables. You eat the prepared food by dipping the individual pieces into different sauce. With the food you will typically be served a miso soup and a small bowl of rice.

Below are photos from an authentic Japanese Yakiniku restaurant in Los Angeles.

In the photo kobe style short rib “kalbi”, as exclusive Japanese meat.

The picture shows Pork toro, which is a piece of exclusive meat on the pig.

Read more about Sushi chef & sake sommelier Zoë Escher

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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 does sushi taste in Japan in a completely different way than in Denmark?

I meet more and more people on my courses that have been in Japan.

There may be different reasons why sushi in Japan tastes differently. In Japan, you will often find some completely different fish on the menu than what you find at a Danish sushi restaurant.

Japanese sushi chefs in Tokyo also have a completely different background to Danish sushi chefs. The Japanese sushi chefs have a completely different knowledge and uses other techniques in preparing sushi. In Japan, it is very normal for techniques to take 20, 30 or 40 years to master. There is a slightly different approach to ingredients and sushi than what you see at a Danish sushi restaurant.

On the Sushi course for beginners you will learn how to prepare sushi of such quality that it is suitable to be served at a private dinner table.

Read more about Sushi course 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.