An Insatiable Addiction


I admit it. I love the stuff. Beautiful to serve. Easy and relatively effortless [SEE UPDATE before attempting this at home] to make. With a how-to tutorial that will make you a believer.

How to make California Roll Uramaki.

Demonstrated by an authentic Asian sushi chef. Narrated by a British voice over. A bit jarring but think of it as a global production. Featured photo includes thinly sliced avocado wedges to enhance presentation. Nice touch, no?



UPDATE: I now know why sushi chefs have furrowed brows and countenances of consternation. Forget “easy and relatively effortless.” I tried this last night and thanked the Gods of fate there was no one to witness my dismal efforts but the dog. When I realized I had something akin to a catastrophe on my hands, I carefully started studying the multitude of videos online and discovered a far superior tutorial performed by a seemingly dedicated and respectful Asian girl. Maybe it was her total lack of ego, and the additional time spent in demonstration, but she was competent, precise and rolled out a classic California delicacy.

This updated version can be found here:




I think Confucious sees another more rewarding effort in my future.




~ by eaesthete on 03/26/09.

2 Responses to “An Insatiable Addiction”

  1. What a beautiful way to prepare California roll. It never occurred to me that I might make it myself but after watching the video and investigating sushi kits — Pier One carries everything you need — I’m going to give it a try for my next party. Great appetizers.

  2. These look fantastic! Talk about artfully arranging food — this is the ultimate presentation.

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