When people think about sushi, it doesn't seem that complicated. It's raw fish. You eat it.
There's actually a lot more to it than that. Just spend five minutes really reading a sushi menu instead of just ordering your usual JB roll. You may learn that sushi doesn't mean raw fish. It refers to the vinegared rice. Temaki? Sashimi? Nigiri? (Wasn't that the giant snake that kept trying to eat Harry Potter?) If you can't keep track, the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach is offering a peek into the history and nuances of sushi and adding some pointers on how to make your very own sushi during its Basics of Sushi class.
The first class is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, and there will be an encore class March 17. The cost for the class is $70, which covers the supplies and the fish as well as the bamboo sushi mat that students get to take home. Students should bring a sharp seven- to eight-inch knife, a cutting board (about ten by 15 inches), and an apron or dishrag. Early registration is recommended, as the class limit is 18 students, and it always fills up. Register online at morikami.org or by calling 561-405-0233, ext. 210. You can register online until the Thursday before the class. The Friday before the class, you can still register by phone, but the office is closed Saturday. The class takes place in the Oki Education Center classroom. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens are located at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach.
Sun., Feb. 24, 11 a.m., 2013