Fast Facts: Feb. 17

Arizona Daily Wildcat

  • Sushi presentation evolved as a form of marketing. Food artisans wanted to exemplify the simplicity of the food with the beautiful presentation, artful color and decorated dishes.
  • Sushi was created in the fourth century B.C. in China, not Japan as many believe.
  • Sushi was not originally prepared as a delicacy, but as a form of preserving fish. Salted fish was kept in fermented rice for several years to help preserve the fish and make it more portable.
  • Many believe that sushi means raw fish. Actually, sushi means vine-gared rice. This term is based from the original use of fermented rice to store fish.