Sushi before the California Roll

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gf120512sushi.jpgTrevor Corson is the author of The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice. He explains where sushi originated, how it was served and what the word sushi means.

Noritoshi Kanai is a Japanese-American businessman who is credited with first bringing sushi to the United States. In 1963 he persuaded a friend who owned a restaurant in Los Angeles' Little Tokyo to open a sushi bar. It was the first sushi restaurant in the US.

Music: "Il N'est Point de Sot Metier, Part 2" by La Maison Tellier