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    Fast Facts: April 19

    • Sushi presentation evolved as a form of marketing. Food artisans wanted to exemplify the simplicity of food with the beautiful presentation, artful color and decorated dishes.
    • Sushi was created in China, not Japan as many believe, in 400 B.C.
    • Sushi was not originally prepared as a delicacy, but as a form of preserving fish. Salted fish was kept in fermented rice for extended periods of time to preserve the fish and make it portable.
    • Many believe that sushi means raw fish. Actually, sushi means vinegar-rice. This term is based from the original use of fermented rice to store fish.
    • It’s considered a taboo in Asian cultures to stick long objects straight up because it resembles the incense used at a funeral.

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