Sushi http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29621/all en In Japan, would-be sushi chefs suffer for their art http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/japan-would-be-sushi-chefs-suffer-their-art <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Sometimes I cry, but only when I'm at home on my own," says Tetsuya Sakurai, one of a select few who has paid $6,000 for an intensive -- and stressful -- training course to become a sushi chef in Tokyo.</p> <p>To the untutored, a little ball of rice with a slice of raw fish on top may look like a simple affair.</p> <p>But students on the twice-yearly course in the Japanese capital soon learn that for masters of the art, there is so much more to it than meets the eye.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/japan-would-be-sushi-chefs-suffer-their-art" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Food and drink Japanese cuisine Sushi Tetsuya Sakurai AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 10:16:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744352 at http://www.globalpost.com Sushi-go-round -- Japan tradition served with technology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/sushi-go-round-japan-tradition-served-technology <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With its masters required to hone their skills over decades, sushi in Japan is steeped in tradition. But it is also often a high-tech operation where robotic precision steals the limelight from the chef's knife. </p> <p>The country is dotted with thousands of "kaiten" (revolving) sushi restaurants where raw fish slices atop rice balls travel on conveyer belts along counters waiting to be picked up by diners.</p> <p>Behind the scenes, however, it is far from a simple merry-go-round, with robots in some locations rolling out perfectly-sized rice balls onto plates embedded with microchips.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/sushi-go-round-japan-tradition-served-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Japanese cuisine Sushi Technology War AFP Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:20:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5908841 at http://www.globalpost.com Sushi-go-round -- Japan tradition served with technology http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/sushi-go-round-japan-tradition-served-technology-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>With its masters required to hone their skills over decades, sushi in Japan is steeped in tradition. But it is also often a high-tech operation where robotic precision steals the limelight from the chef's knife. </p> <p>The country is dotted with thousands of "kaiten" (revolving) sushi restaurants where raw fish slices atop rice balls travel on conveyer belts along counters waiting to be picked up by diners.</p> <p>Behind the scenes, however, it is far from a simple merry-go-round, with robots in some locations rolling out perfectly-sized rice balls onto plates embedded with microchips.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130813/sushi-go-round-japan-tradition-served-technology-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Japanese cuisine Sushi Technology War AFP Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:20:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5908842 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama ate only half the sushi course http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/obama-ate-only-half-the-sushi-course <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Barack Obama may have enthused publicly about the sushi he was served at an exclusive Michelin-starred restaurant, but he stopped eating half way through the meal, reports said Thursday.</p> <p>Pictures showed the US president being served sake by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the counter of the tiny Tokyo eatery, as part of a meal billed as a chance for bonding, at which neither wore a tie.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140424/obama-ate-only-half-the-sushi-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Japanese cuisine Politics Sukiyabashi Jiro Sushi AFP Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:34:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6129322 at http://www.globalpost.com