Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thematic Photographic 85: "I'm Hungry" v.1.0 - Decisions, Decisions


"Just give me one of everything"
Raleigh, NC - March 2009(Click to embiggen)

Thematic Photographic hosted by Carmi - Button Image by Smarmoofus Hosted by Written Inc.

This week Thematic Photographic addresses the issue of hunger. Or food anyway. And for me, that immediately brings to mind firm, meaty bluefin tuna perched atop a ball of sweet rice with some shaved ginger and a dash of wasabi and soy sauce. There's a simplicity in nigiri sushi that's as gratifying as the rich flavors.

Here's a bit of trivia for you that I learned a little while back. The term "sushi" is commonly used by westerners to describe raw fish. But in fact, "sushi" is the name given to the type and preparation of the rice not the fish. Sushi rice is different from the usual long grain rice and is probably closer to the basmati rice of South Asia than anything else. The grains have a pearlescent look to them, and they only take about 10 minutes or so to steam. If I can find the link again, I found a fantastic video on how to prepare your own. Very enlightening, and in fact the source of this tidbit of information.

Bon apetit Thematickers!


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10 comments:

Daryl said...

AND sushi rice has a dash of vinegar .. you have to stop posting pix of delectable fish first thing cause it makes me hungry .. or maybe I need to click in to visit after lunch!

Carmi said...

Leave it to North Americans to get it wrong :)

I love the tone and composition of this scene. It makes me want to sit down and dig right in.

Ishtar said...

Oh Mojo, this was the unkindest post ever. You do not know how I long for sushi now!!!

Titanium said...

Wowww. Shouldn't have gazed too long at this one... the drool is gonna be hard to get out of my keyboard.

Sushi. It's what I wish I had for breakfast.

The mad woman behind the blog said...

YUM!

Mama Zen said...

My husband does the sushi rice. It's heaven!

SandyCarlson said...

Yum. Looks delicious. And lovely.

magiceye said...

that was yummily interesting!

moorebloglife said...

the angle is very cool, like the lighting too it lends to the atmosphere!

g said...

Oh, yes. I'd like to be sitting at that counter right now. What a perfect point of view!