HistorySushi makes its first appearance in a 4th Chinese dictionary meaning salted fish that had been placed in cooked or steamed rice causing fermentation. (may not have been popular)
Japanese SushiMay not have appeared until the 9th century.
Nare-Zushi (Aged Sushi)A combination of cooked rice and fermented salted fish.
Funa• A golden carp was • It is assumed salted and aged. that the rice was After a time the carp was soaked to not eaten. Funa remove some salt was known to be then placed in layer prepared in of cooked rice under South East Asia. press and fermented for an additional half a year
Nama-Zushi (Raw Sushi)Introduced in 15th and 16th century. The fermentation only took 1 month and it is believed the rice was eaten.
Nama-ZushiFermentation was quickened by adding rice vinegar, then placed under pressure. Haya-ZushiRice was prepared in a 24-hour period and consumed.
Hako-ZushiMid-1700’s a special form of sushi was developed that only required a few hours to ferment. Thinly sliced fish placed over rice in a wooden box then pressed on a board then cut into small rectangular pieces
Nigiri-ZushiIn 1820’s a simple ball of rice, shaped in the hand with a piece of fish on top. The rice was fresh with vinegar and salt added. It was eaten immediately after preparation.
Maki-ZushiIn mid-1700’s or earlier sushi rolled in sheets of seaweed was developed. It was pressed using a simple bamboo mat.
Sushi CultureIn the 1970’s sushi spread to North America with California as a sort of Mecca. In fact, a now standard sushi roll is the California Roll
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Standards• Proficient • Emerging – Neatly rolled or packed – Loosely rolled or falling – Plate is clean (no stray apart. rice) – Plate is messy (many – Pieces are evenly spaced stray grains of rice) and balanced on plate – Pieces are irregularly spaced or balanced on plate
Sushi End-Produce Rubric Proficient Emergent Neatly rolled or packed; Loosely rolled or fallingCraftsmanship plate is clean with no apart; pate is messy with stray grains of rice many stray grains of rice Sushi pieces are regularly Sushi pieces are Presentation spaced and evenly irregularly spaced or balanced on the plate unevenly balanced on the plate