On January 23, 2008 the New York Times published Marion Burros' "High levels of mercury found in tuna sushi," warning against consumption of bluefin tuna and other fish with high levels of mercury. Ms. Burros ignored the latest research, calling into question the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mercury health risk advisory standards.
Over the last several years it's been established that the trace element selenium, found in all marine fish, prevents and reverses adverse effects of mercury exposure. According to Nick Ralston, University of North Dakota expert on selenium/mercury interactions, the extremely high binding affinity between selenium and mercury is a fundamental feature of selenium's protective effect against mercury. Continue reading...
How to Make Sushi Kits
Enjoy eating sushi at home. Make your own sushi with these easy to use rolling kits and sushi makers. Learn how to make a California roll, sushi from scratch- vegetarian sushi or filled with your favorite fish with your own Sushi Kit.
Create your own Japanese style sushi at home! This kit contains all the basic ingredients and utensils, as well as a detailed recipe book to allow you to make a variety of delicious and exotic sushi. All you provide are the fresh ingredients for filling, such as: avocado, crabmeat, fresh cucumber, shrimp, or whatever suits your fancy! All of the ingredients in the Sushi Chef kit have been selected for their superior quality and wholesomeness to assure you a satisfying and rewarding adventure into the world of sushi making. Product Dimensions: 12 x 15 x 3 inches ; 7.6 pounds. Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds
Making sushi is the culinary art of beautifully presenting colors, textures, and subtle flavors to yield unmatched sensations. Now anyone can become a sushi chef who creates dishes that taste and look magnificent. From the best book on preparation to the equipment needed to carry it out, this kit has everythingexcept the fish! Start with Sushi Made Easy. This guide reveals how to make a feast and is itself a feast for the eyes, with exquisite line drawings and luscious photography that show exactly how to prepare each perfect piece of sushi. Then get to work serving with one 9" x 10" top-quality bamboo rolling mat, one 5-piece plastic rice mold, four pairs of black and gold lacquer chopsticks, four ebony-stone chopstick rests, and two lovely ceramic plates for dipping sauce. Hardcover: 80 pages. Publisher: Sterling (November 28, 2006)