animals
Japanese Sushi Magnate Kicks Off 2019 by Ridiculously Overpaying for Bluefin, Regretting It

A Japanese restaurateur set a record on Saturday by paying nearly £2.4 million (333.6 million yen) for a massive, 613-pound Pacific bluefin tuna at the first auction of the year of Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market, and almost immediately conceded that perhaps he should not have paid that much, Reuters reported. Read More >>

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There’s a Sushi You Can Have for Pudding Now

Today's weird foodstuff news is brought to you in association with Yo! Sushi, which has decided that what it really needs to appeal to people beyond its usual customer demographic is things that won't be immediately dismissed as containing raw fish. Like, for example, a chocolate type of sushi, that has definitely not got any fish in it whatsoever, and isn't even produced in a factory that also processes fish. It is only chocolate. That'll get them in from the pubs and Burger Kings. Read More >>

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I Can’t Stop Thinking About How the Predator Would Eat Sushi

Consuming food is, for the most part, straightforward. The meal is put in the mouth, it moves through the oesophagus, it winds up in the stomach. Digestion occurs. But that’s because most creatures that consume food have a fairly straightforward anatomy that best suits their consumption needs. The Predator does not, and I can’t stop thinking about how the heck it would eat a piece of sushi. Read More >>

health
That Sushi May Contain a Tract-Invading Parasitic Tapeworm

In health updates that absolutely no one wants to hear, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that a tapeworm that was previously believed to only exist in fish from Asia has been found in Alaskan Salmon. Hold on to your guts. Read More >>

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You’ll Need a Barrel of Soy Sauce For This Monstrous Sushi Roll

Always have a hard time deciding what you want in your futomaki roll when you’re out for sushi? With this monstrous roll created by chefs at the Sushi Chef Institute in Torrance, California, every bite will yield a different ingredient, satisfying your every last craving. Read More >>

food
Here’s What Preparing Sashimi Doesn’t Sound Like

Raw fish is an art form, and unlike those novellas that sent me to A&E, it’s meant to be eaten. But listen closely as terrible the video’s terrible foley ruins any appetite you were about to work up. Read More >>

robots
This Sushi-Making Robot Is the Future We Deserve

If you haven’t seen the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi yet, it’s a fascinating look at the man behind the best sushi restaurant in the world, Jiro Ono, and his obsessive drive to continue to improve his craft, and stay one step ahead of the machines that might one day steal his job. Although he probably doesn’t know about his robot rivals yet. Read More >>

design
Optical Illusions Magically Appear When You Fill These Soy Sauce Dishes

Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton takes advantage of soy sauce’s varying opaqueness to create a pair of unique sushi dishes that reveal three-dimensional optical illusions once they’re filled. Read More >>

food
A Master Sushi Chef Swapped Seafood for Doughnuts and Revolutionised Breakfast

If your jerky co-workers make you feel bad about eating doughnuts for breakfast, point them towards master chef Hiroyuki Terada’s latest creation. He turned a few boxes of Dunkin’ Donuts’ finest into a sushi roll you’ll want to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and every meal in-between. Read More >>

food
Rolling a Big Mac With a Sushi Mat is Silly But it Sure Looks Good

It doesn’t look nearly as appetising as a Big Mac does in your head right before you step inside a McDonald’s but this Big Mac turned sushi roll is a culinary masterpiece. Every ingredient is in there: the buns act as the rice, the patty acts as the fish, and the sauce and french fries act as the fixings. I almost shed a tear watching this get made. Read More >>

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Spray-On Soy Sauce Solves all Your Sushi Struggles

Did you know there's a proper way to eat sushi that doesn't involve completely soaking the rice in soy sauce? You're only supposed to dip the fish, which can be tricky if you're not skilled with a set of chopsticks. So Fukuma, a Japanese soy sauce manufacturer, is now packaging the salty brown condiment in tiny spray bottles so you can perfectly spritz your sushi. Read More >>

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Five Ways to Roll Sushi Without a Mat

The act of rolling sushi is far more art than science. And for many newbie sushi chefs it can be an infuriatingly difficult skill to even learn, much less master. But with these helpful sushi-assembling assistants, you'll be rolling like a pro in no time. Read More >>

environment
The Plan to Save Bluefin Tuna by Using Science to Farm it on Land

The bluefin tuna is a magnificent creature. A silvery torpedo, it grows as big as 455kg, swims as fast as cars, and survives the cold waters of the ocean, weirdly enough, as warm-blooded fish. Oh, it also happens to be pretty tasty as sushi. Thanks to our growing sushi appetites, the bluefin tuna seems likely to be obliterated off the face of the Earth unless we do something drastic—like stop eating it or, what the hell, use science to start spawning them in tanks on land. Read More >>

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Sushi Transformers are More Than Meets Your Tastebuds

If you're trying to eat healthier, it's a good idea to know exactly what goes into the food you consume. And while that's not exactly the goal Bandai had in mind when it created these sushi transformers that turn into what they're made from, it's justification enough to collect all five. Read More >>