- June 18 -

International Sushi Day

June 18th is International Sushi Day. This day was first celebrated in 2009. The day was created for one simple reason, to encourage people around the world to eat more sushi. 
 Sushi is a dish made with cooked, vinegared rice combined with other ingredients. These “other...

International Sushi Day

June 18th is International Sushi Day. This day was first celebrated in 2009. The day was created for one simple reason, to encourage people around the world to eat more sushi.

Sushi is a dish made with cooked, vinegared rice combined with other ingredients. These “other ingredients” are called neta, and they often include raw fish or other seafood. But not always.
Sushi really has nothing to do with raw fish. It refers to the vinegar-seasoned rice used in making what we refer to as sushi. There are many types of this dish that are often wrongly called sushi. Sashimi is simply slices of raw fish. Nigiri is made from forming a handful of rice into a mound and a piece of seafood is placed over the top. Maki rolls are made from wrapping sushi rice and various fillings inside a seaweed wrapper.
Southeast Asians developed the original form of sushi: fish fermented by being wrapped in souring, fermenting rice. The dish spread to southern China before reaching Japan. However, our modern, internationally known sushi, which involves vinegared rice rather than soured, fermented rice, was developed in Japan by a man named Hanaya Yohei in the first half of the 1800s. He was basically creating fast food—food that could be prepared rather quickly and eaten with one's hands. In the early 1980s, Norwegians began to use salmon in sushi, and that innovation spread to Japan.

Source:
http://every-day-is-special.blogspot.hu/2013/06/june-18-international-sushi-day.html#sthash.LR9x7NCN.dpuf
http://webclipart.about.com/od/special/ss/International-Sushi-Day.htm

Categories:

More holidays on this day:

International Picnic Day
World Wide Knit in Public Day (WWKiP Day)
World Juggling Day
International Panic Day
Autistic Pride Day
'Missing' neutrinos found

You may also like...

Interesting events from Food category.

Whipped Cream Day

Whether your whipped cream is topping a scoop of vanilla ice cream, pie, cupcake, hot chocolate or just poured straight into your mouth from the can, whipped cream is a real treat, topping or not. And today, January 5, marks the dad dedicated to it. The first reference to it was when the...

Rocky Road Day

Rocky road ice cream is a delicious dessert with an interesting culinary history. In 1929 after the stock market crash, a man named William Dreyer (the founder of Dreyer Ice Cream) calmed his Black Thursday nerves by creating the original rocky road. He mixed chunky almonds, mini marshmallows, and...

International Sushi Day

June 18th is International Sushi Day. This day was first celebrated in 2009. The day was created for one simple reason, to encourage people around the world to eat more sushi. Sushi is a dish made with cooked, vinegared rice combined with other ingredients. These “other...

Rum Punch Day

This holiday is for enjoying rum punch! Rum punch is a age old recipe that dates way back. So on Rum Punch Day; why not have yourself a punch party and try a bowl of rum punch between friends. Rum is made by distilling fermented sugar from sugar cane and is fermented from 'cane juice,...

Eat a Cranberry Day

Eat a Cranberry Day is celebrated on November 23rd of each year.It was created in order to promote the health benefits of cranberries. Since the early 21st century within the global functional food industry, there has been a rapidly growing recognition of cranberries for their consumer...

Pepper Pot Day

Pepper pot is a thick spicy soup first created on December 29, 1777. During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army experienced an exceptionally harsh winter in Valley Forge. The soldiers were low on food because the farmers in the area sold all their supplies to the British Army for cash...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet