When’s the last time you ate sushi? Chances are, it was fairly recently! Sushi has become part of the American diet, and you can now find raw fish prepared in a traditional Japanese style across the US. From casual neighborhood joints to high-end omakase restaurants, sushi is seemingly ubiquitous.
So, it’s no surprise that Akiko Katayama, our resident expert on Japanese cuisine and host of Japan Eats!, has dedicated a fair number of episodes to exploring the world of sushi. We’ve assembled a list of recent interviews that are worth a listen before your next visit to a sushi counter.
While sushi is most often enjoyed at restaurants, there is also growing interest in making sushi at home. Many chefs and schools now offer sushi making classes, and shoppers are learning to seek out sushi grade fish at markets and stores. If you’re just starting out, you can pick up find cookbooks like The Complete Guide to Sushi and Sashimi, appliances and tools, and serveware for your at-home sushi bar at Korin.