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Ikizukuri – cruelty or important custom?

A commenter on a previous post called me out for defending ikizukuri, calling it “cruel”, but I think it’s complicated and full of logical pitfalls. I don’t want to belittle the widely held opinion that he articulated. Nor do I want to fail to explain why I think otherwise. The commenter is certainly not the […]

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Lobster Ikizukuri

I recently had the chance to eat live lobster sashimi, and it was quite an experience! Ikizukuri is a Japanese technique that involves serving sashimi from a fish that’s fileted while leaving it’s heart still beating, it’s internal organs still intact. This sounds strange to Westerners, because we tend to distance ourselves from our food […]

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