It’s hotter than a lambswool sweater outside, so our palates don’t have room for hearty stews and the like. Nowadays, we lean toward lighter fare like salads or sushi. Speaking of sushi, what raw fish lacks in warmth, it more than makes up for in creative spectacle. Here are some of the coolest sushi creations of all time.
Grab some high-quality ear plugs: the cicadas are coming. This spring, billions of these noisy insects will be emerging from the ground to annoy the living pants out of us. This collosal invation happens once every 17 years — the result of their lengthy gestation cycle — and this year’s influx is known as Brood II. You know what that means. Let’s eat ‘em!
Wait… what? You heard that right. A New Haven, Connecticut restaurant called Miya’s Sushi will be putting the soon-to-be-plentiful ingredient all over their menu. This is no marketing gimmick, however. The restaurant’s owner, Bun Lai, has stated that he prefers eating bugs to meat and Miya’s Sushi already features several grasshopper dishes.
So while our ear drums and gross-out muscles are getting an extra work-out, at least we can bask in the knowledge that we won’t go hungry. There will literally be billions of tasty morsels flying all around us. Yum.
Jeffrey sits down with Chef Akira Back to try a spicy tuna roll at Yellowtail Restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Jeffrey Saad returns to Cooking Channel to continue his hunt for the foods that unite America. In season one of United Tastes of America, Jeffrey tracked down the back stories on all-American classics, like burgers, pizza and hot dogs. In season two, he goes further. In addition to the all-American favorites, he also explores dishes that were created and popularized on other shores but have been embraced by Americans.
Like tonight, when he kicks it all off with a look at sushi.
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