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Crossover Cuisine

Food lovers embrace sushi all over the world, devise new interpretations

Implications - Sushi is becoming a globalized cuisine, as more and more Western cultures embrace the food with open arms. While at first Westerners did not particularly understand the concept of eating raw fish and seasoned rice together, over the course of the past few decades, it has become one of most beloved types of cuisine, with an increasing number of sushi restaurants and innovations sprouting up all over North America. According to Food & Wine, the number of sushi bars in the United States quintupled between 1988 and 1998, and it has kept on growing. With sushi's growing popularity, consumers are also getting crafty and recreating their own versions of the cuisine as well as sushi-inspired innovations, such as dessert-style sushi, rice-rolling machines and more.
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Lunchbox Maki Makers
Lunchbox Maki Makers
The Wakasu Portable Sushi Maker Molds Homemade Meals into Fun
Too quickly, homemade lunches can lose their luster. The Wakasu Portable Sushi Maker strives to keep you craving your healthy and economical creations with a crisp and clever snack box that infuses... MORE
play_circle_filled Edible Insect Sushi
Edible Insect Sushi
Ento Uses Creative Branding to Encourage Eating Creepy Crawlers
Ento is a project by Aran Dasan, Jacky Chung, Jonathan Fraser and Julene Aguirre-Bielschowsky, who are a team working together on the Innovation Design Engineering joint Masters course at the Royal... MORE
Sweet Sushi Playthings
Sweet Sushi Playthings
The Fakir Design Sushi Toy is an Adorable Delight
Parisian artist Fakir brings you this sweet Sushi toy as a way to help you play with food. The resin toys resemble traditional Japanese delicacies. The hand-crafted series includes a group of sushi rolls.… MORE
play_circle_filled Rice Roll-Making Machines
Rice Roll-Making Machines
The Suzumo Inari Sushi Robot is Seriously Efficient
With the emergence of all-you-can-eat restaurants, the Suzumo Inari Sushi Robot may just be the answer to providing a constant supply of fresh bites. The automated droid is able to produce 2,500... MORE
Melting Maki Bites
Melting Maki Bites
These Sushi Ice Cream Cupcakes are a Cute and Kitschy Way to Beat the Heat
Keep cool this summer with these frosty and fabulous Sushi Ice Cream Cupcakes. The title (if taken literally) may not seem all that enticing, but rest assured; these tasty treats are happily fish... MORE
play_circle_filled Ridiculously Large Rolls
Ridiculously Large Rolls
Giant Sushi is Taking Over in Japan Among Diehard Fish Fans
I will be the first to admit that I can eat a lot of sushi -- and often, too -- but the giant sushi craze in Japan may be a bit much, even for me. A recently opened restaurant in the Aichi prefecture of… MORE
Sweet Maki-Inspired Bites
Sweet Maki-Inspired Bites
These Sushi Cake Pops are Almost too Darling to Nibble
These darling maki-inspired Sushi Cake Pops are the handiwork of freelance designer and confectionery aficionado Kris of kCreative Cake Pops. Crafted using skillfully applied fondant and choice candy pieces,… MORE
Ethical Sashimi
Ethical Sashimi
Bamboo Sushi in Portland is a Certified B Corp That Values the Environment
It's awesome to be able to say "first in the world," and it's no exception for Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon that "is proud to be the first certified, sustainable sushi restaurant in the world." Bamboo… MORE
Zombie Food Treats
Zombie Food Treats
The 'Body Parts Sushi Gummy Candy' Assumes the Undead Have Sophisticated Taste
If a zombie ever grew a conscience and became a foodie, it would take a liking to the 'Body Parts Sushi Gummy Candy.' When you think about it, a zombie essentially eats sashimi, only it doesn't come from… MORE
Maki-Inspired Winter Accessories
Maki-Inspired Winter Accessories
The Sushi Scarf Rolls and Unrolls for Easy Storage
This clever foodie-inspired Sushi Scarf is the handiwork of Lindsay Bottos-Sewell from the Esty store Luna Moth Shop. The tightly coiled winter accessory unfurls into a full length thick knit scarf. The… MORE

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