Growing up I had many good cooks in my life. First of course was my mom, then my grandmother, and I also had an Italian aunt who made amazing Italian food. And although I had a large variety of foods in my life, sushi was not one of them. It’s not that my parents were not adventurous, it’s just that living in rural Utah would have made it difficult to get the needed supplies and fish. Sure my dad would occasionally splurge on some king crab legs, but that was pretty rare. It would not be until about 10 years after I left home that I would be introduced to what is now one of my favorite foods, Sushi!
I was introduced to sushi by a contractor friend who I also did business with from time to time. I grew to enjoy it very much but never gave much thought to making it myself. Then we moved about 45 minutes away from Salt Lake City where my favorite Sushi hangout was and I started to think about the possibility of making my own sushi. Of course this would not completely take the place of my occasional trip to town to visit my favorite spot, but for those times in between when I had a hankering for some, now I would be able to make my own. I had given thought to it but had not yet taken action, and then tragedy struck.
Our dog who had been getting increasingly sick had to be put down. My wife and I were devistated. As we sat there in our car in the garage in tears, neither one of us wanted to be at home. So we decided to take a drive to Salt Lake. It was on that day that I decided that I was going to get the needed supplies and once and for all learn how to do it. That was 20 years ago and as they say: “the rest is history.” Having gone through the ups and downs of making my own sushi over the past 20 years, I can truly say that it has been most satisfying. I wanted to be able to pass what I have learned on to you so you can learn to make your own sushi at home. That is the main purpose of this website and I hope you find it informative.
So in this website you are going to find videos and other content that I hope will help you to become a master at making your own sushi at home. From making the perfect rice, to rolling beautiful rolls, to mastering Nigiri. If you follow along and apply yourself I know you will soon be making your own sushi. I hope you enjoy this journey and feel free to reach out with any questions.
To your sushi success!