Thursday, June 12, 2014
So, Kato, you’ve found a Canadian dish, huh?
Yes, I have.
Have you eaten that Canadian stuff yet?
No, not yet, but I’ll try some one of these days.
You know, Kato, it’s not so healthy.
Take a close look at this poutine!
This stuff is made with french fries, topped with a brown gravy-like sauce and cheese curds. Don’t you think it is so repulsive?
Repulsive? Disgusting—you mean? Is that your first impression of the above dish?
Actually, I’ve never tasted it, myself.
… ‘cause it looks so unhealthy. You know, Kato, this poutine is supposed to be junk food.
C’mon, Diane. Poutine is a Canadian dish and you’re a Canadian, aren’t you?
Yes, I am.
Then you should be proud of any Canadian dish, shouldn’t you?
No, not all of the Canadian dishes.
Kato, have you ever heard of the obesity epidemic?
What the heck is the obesity epidemic?
I keep reading about the obesity epidemic these days. In 2004, approximately 6.8 million Canadian adults ages 20 to 64 were overweight, and an additional 4.5 million were obese.
You must be kidding.
I’m quite serious.
Diane, are you saying that 7 million Canadians were overweight ten years ago?
Yes, and I see many more in these days. They say, dramatic increases in overweight and obesity among Canadians over the past 30 years have been deemed to constitute an “epidemic.”
Five million Canadians are obese… No kidding! And Diane, are you saying that poutine—a Canadian dish—contributes to the obesity emidemic?
I would say so. If I keep eating poutine, I’ll be like this.
I see… So, you don’t want to eat pouline, do you?
No, I don’t.
Then what’s your favorite healthy dish, Diane?
Well … one of my nutrition-minded friends recommends “eating healthy” and loading up on fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean meats.
Which fruits and veggies? What kinds of whole grains? And what constitutes a lean meat?
You don’t have to be specific. Any fruit, any veggie, any whole grain, and any mean meat will do.
So, Diane, you’re quite concious about healthy diet, aren’t you?
Yes, I am. With the right kinds of foods, I can stave off heart disease, stay slim and boost my immune system.
Tell me, Kato, you like sushi, don’t you?
Yes, of course, I do. I was born in Japan and brought up over there. Naturally, sushi is one of my favorites.
My nutrition-minded friend always tells me to eat more seafood. So I want you to tell me how to make delicious sushi.
Okay… First of all, you must make sushi rice.
How to make Sushi rice
Sushi rice is the base of delicious suchi. If it is far below standard, then your sushi is ruined. So be careful. Once you make good sushi rice, then follow the next steps.
Kato, do you think I can make delicious sushi?
Of course, you can. If you follow the above steps one by one, you should be able to make delicious sushi. Then give me a shout and I’ll taste it and tell you whether your sushi is below or above standard.
If you’ve got some time,
Please read one of the following artciles:
Hi, I’m June Adams.
The contemporary version, internationally known as “sushi”, was created by Hanaya Yohei (1799–1858) at the end of the Edo period in Tokyo.
Sushi invented by Hanaya was an early form of fast food that was not fermented (therefore prepared quickly) and could be conveniently eaten with one’s hands.
Originally, this sushi was known as Edomae zushi because it used freshly caught fish in the Edo-mae (Edo Bay or Tokyo Bay).
Though the fish used in modern sushi no longer usually comes from Tokyo Bay, it is still formally known as Edomae nigiri-zushi.
I like temaki sushi.
It is easy to make.
Here are the step-by-step instructions.