Archive for April, 2010

Sustainable Sushi: Kristofor Lofgren

Next up in our interviews with sustainable sushi thought leaders is Kristofor Lofgren, owner of Bamboo Sushi in Portland Oregon. Bamboo Sushi was the first sustainable sushi restaurant in the world, certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Kristofor has a lot to say on the subject, and it’s all worthwhile, so let’s get right to […]

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Sushi: the Health Benefits and Risks

Do you typically order the cucumber rolls, and feast on wakame and futomaki? I’ve never heard a rational argument claiming that there’s any danger whatsoever in eating these kinds of sushi on a regular basis and in quantity. So what’re we talking about? Seafood. I’ve heard it said, and in fact read in one of […]

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Sustainable Sushi – Bun Lai (part 1 of 2)

Bun Lai is the man behind the progressive and environmentally sensitive sushibar Miyas Sushi, in New Haven CT. We interviewed Bun last week because he has demonstrated how a progressive restaurant can be mindful of the environmental impact of our food choices and still serve great sushi. This ran a bit long, so we’re posting […]

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Sustainable Sushi – Bun Lai (part 2 of 2)

(continued from part 1) SushiPro: Will sustainable sushi ever be popular? Bun: My distributor that I dropped said, “We are looking into sustainability because the government will make us do it, one day.” They may be right but it is, obviously, the wrong reason to do it. It is not going to happen overnight; it’s […]

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