The California Roll was only the beginning. Or at least, the beginning of global domination, after a couple of thousand years of quiet evolution. In the mid 1980s, sushi was the poster child for the average Westerner’s idea of hard-to-understand foods.
Raw fish. Cold rice. Seaweed. What’s to like?
Eric Rath’s history of sushi traces the word back to its origins as a method of preserving fish through many twists and turns to today, when sushi means almost anything you want it to mean.
Please, take a listen
All the best