Play With Your Sushi

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
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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