10 February 2015

A Fascinating Illustrated History Of Sushi

Ever wondered who first decided to serve raw fish over rice? Long before the invention of the refrigerator in 1913, sushi was prepared and eaten very differently.

According to L.A. based Japanese cooking instructor, Yoko Isassi, the first form of sushi and the sushi we eat today are worlds apart.

In it first form, nare-sushi was pickled fish and rice, put in a barrel for a year and weighed down by a heavy stone. Sushi underwent various changes before it became the inside out rolls and conveyer belt sushi that we recognise today. Isassi reckons that the various forms of sushi reflect the culture of its time.

Learn more and view the illustrated history of sushi here.

[via First We Feast]