Love it or hate it, sushi is growing in popularityThursday, June 11, 2009 By Lindsey Hoffman, Class of 2012
Sushi has become a growing food trend in America. Sushi bars are becoming a common sight in this area. Originally, rice was used to preserve seafood in fourth-century B.C. in China. Rice was used because the fermentation kept the fish from spoiling. Fish was salted, wrapped in fermented rice, and stored for several months. Then the fish was removed from the rice, which was discarded and partially eaten because it was a good source of protein. This began to spread through China and eventually into America. It has developed from a way to preserve food in Japan, to an art form and favorite of many Americans. Check out this video to see what CHS students and faculty think of sushi.