THE GOCHISO GOURMET: Take care of the land

Since a new year is upon us, it’s that time again when we decide to make positive changes in our lives. It usually has to do with shedding excess poundage accumulated since Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sometimes it involves starting an exercise regimen that our doctors recommended almost a year ago with the threat of chronic […]

A sushi pioneer’s American Dream

SHIRO: WIT, WISDOM AND RECIPES FROM A SUSHI PIONEER By Shiro Kashiba (Seattle: Chin Music Press, 2011, 320 pp., $20, paperback) Filled with childhood photographs, notes and personal anecdotes, “Shiro: Wit, Wisdom and Recipes from a Sushi Pioneer” is a memoir-meets-recipe book that covers an illustrious career spanning 70 years, seven restaurants and two countries. […]

Sushi sustainability and other alliterative quagmires

Writing about fish makes me hungry. Like, ‘pass the shoyu and get out of my way’ hungry. But when you write about fish on an environmental blog, you’re supposed to caution against eating many of the tastier species, since they are experiencing population crashes as a result of our gustatory enthusiasm. It’s a dilemma. A depressing, delicious dilemma. As I mentioned a couple weeks […]

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