Monday, February 21, 2011

Sushi Making in Seagrove

Who says there's nothing to do in Seagrove?? Many thanks to Hitomi Shibata for organizing a sushi making workshop at our house. George & Mayumi Yamazawa (and Mama-san) came from Durham to teach a group of use to make Maki sushi. Yamazawa-san owns Yamazushi Authentic Japanese Cuisine in Durham and has been learning pottery making in Seagrove with David Stuempfle.

A goup of us gathered to learn just how to make sushi rice and how to roll an authentic Maki roll. This was such a fun day, and it is not as easy as you might think it is.

We practiced pressing and pushing the rice on the granite and then moved on to trying it on the nori. What fun and enlightenment.
By the time we were done with our lesson we had many, many, many cucumber and tuna rolls. Everyone also brought an Asian dish to share as a potluck to go with the sushi. It was a feast.
I can guarantee I'll be making sushi for dinner at home. And I will so be looking forward to visiting Yamazushi. This is authentic Japanese food with a few exceptions for Americans (dragonrolls, etc), but don't be expecting any cream cheese in your sushi here! And go to the website and see what a wonderful menu they offer. What a great way to start off the week!


Michèle Hastings said...

looks like yummy fun! if you can't find international foods close by then you need to learn to make it at home (and sometimes it is better!).

Michael Mahan said...

Hate we missed that. We'd like something other than spuds and carrots and turnips for a change.

JLK Jewelry said...

It was fun and everyone got to have sushi again for dinner! I'd love to find someone else to do another one of these in a different cuisine.

Turnips....sound yummy, but maybe after a week of them I wouldn't want them anymore.

Tim Ayers said...

george is incredible... hate i missed this. fortunately hitomi gave me a crash course several years ago

JLK Jewelry said...

We learned a lot! George IS incredible, what a nice couple. hitomi and Takuro helped me do a sushi party here several years ago and I learned some then, but this took it to the next step!