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.