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Some Tuna Can Carry Up To 36 Times The Toxic Chemicals Of Others. Here’s Why

Not all tuna is alike…. A new study may prompt hand wringing among you tuna poke and sushi lovers. When it comes to pollutant levels, researchers now say where your tuna was caught matters. In a first-of-its-kind global study, scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego analyzed 117 yellowfin […]

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The Lazy Person’s Guide to Eating Cheap, Sustainable Sushi

Look, we’re all guilty of it. We know that the ocean is full of trash and trawl nets, that many of our favorite foods are destructive to the planet, that we should eat fewer cheeseburgers and more flax meal or whatever. But realistically, when it’s 1:07 PM on a Tuesday and you’re sitting at your […]

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The Sushi Chef: Daisuke Nakazawa

  Daisuke Nakazawa is the co-owner and sushi chef at Sushi Nakazawa, one of New York City’s most renowned destinations for omakase. He serves a style of sushi inspired by his adopted hometown, taking the skills he learned during his his 11-year apprenticeship at Sukibayashi Jiro (of Jiro Dreams of Sushi fame) and applying them […]

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The Sushi Chef: Bun Lai

This was super pleasant to watch. Start your Monday off right with this sustainable and creative sushi chef. Miya’s in New Haven, Connecticut is not your typical sushi restaurant. When Yoshi Lai opened the restaurant in 1982, it was the first of its kind in the area and very traditional. When Yoshi’s son Bun became involved, […]

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The Sushinomics Ethical Conundrum

“Tuna stocks are in serious decline, with too many boats chasing too few fish, along with widespread illegal fishing,” according to the Pew environment group. But can it ever be OK to eat? To help navigate these waters, arm yourself with lists and guides, including Greenpeace’s Red List. Some trail-blazing businesses have majored in the traceability of […]

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Sushinomics: How Bluefin Tuna Became a Million-Dollar Fish

In 2013, Kiyoshi Kimura, the owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain, paid $1.76 million for the first bluefin at Tsukiji, which weighed 489 pounds. Kimura had paid $736,000—a world-record price at the time—for the first tuna of 2012. That fish weighed 593 pounds. Read more from the Atlantic.

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Toni Silber-Delerive: Up Close and Appetizing

My paintings represent food from a variety of different cuisines seen from above. Their flattened surface planes reduce details to strong graphic images demonstrating a fresh visual vocabulary. This is the essence of edibles: combining elements of abstraction and representation, pattern and grid, surface and illusion, as well as observation, imagination, and memory. Overall, I strive for a new perspective. While the […]

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Saving Nemo: 3 Technologies for Sustainable Seafood

Overfishing – removing fish from the ocean at faster rates than they can reproduce – has become a huge concern in recent decades. Many of the world’s fish populations are at levels so low that recovery, if possible, requires long term, innovative solutions. Due to increased demand, overfishing, illegal fishing and buycatch (large nets or trawls used […]

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Edible QR Codes on Sushi

Guests at the upscale Harney Sushi in San Diego now get a little something extra with their fresh tuna and crab rolls: edible QR (quick response) codes. When scanned with a smart phone or tablet, the codes take users to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Fish Watch website, where they can learn about the sustainability […]

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Jiro Dreams of Sushi Becomes a Foodie’s Dream

from Huffington Post by Fabio Parasecoli If we ever needed more proof to confirm that Japanese cuisine is among the most popular and sought after culinary traditions, David Gelb’s documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi might have provided the final consecration. The documentary focuses on sushi, which we, in the United States, can find in all […]

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