Morning girls, and welcome to all my new readers! I posted a picture the other night from my sushi-making class, and a ton of you wanted to know more. Now that the pictures are posted, I'd love to share my experience.
One of my husband's friend's wives asked me if I'd be interested in taking a cooking class with her. Sign me up! Then, I found out it was sushi, and
I drove to the location that day and parked my car and slept in it till it was time for class got even more excited. This girl loves sushi. I didn't always love sushi, though. In fact, the first few times I ate it just to be cool, and I secretly gagged and had to coach myself into not throwing up. Of course, that's just because I went big and ordered the raw-est, fishiest thing on the menu. I was clueless. I finally found rolls that I liked and now I crave sushi weekly. I wonder if there are meeting for that?
The class took place at E's Kitchen, a new business in our town. They sell really fun and useful kitchen utensils, accessories and spices, mixes...just about everything! (I bought Pecan oil and Schawarma seasoning...yum) They offer classes and now do a food truck round up, which I will experience soon too. The owner, Paul, is absolutely hilarious and so hospitable. I got there a little early and he asked if I wanted wine. When I stood up to get it, he insisted I sit down, and he delivered it right to me. Holla
The rest of the girls arrived and the teacher of the class, a local sushi chef, began with a brief lesson on the history of sushi.
This guy was hilarious, yet very informative.
He made a tray of sushi before we all got there, to be eaten while he taught. Come to mama. There were traditional California rolls and a veggie roll he created.
After he showed us the proper technique to rolling the sushi, and to me the most important part, the proper amount of filling, he let everyone who attended make their own rolls. It was so much fun!
My roll was hideous, only because I need to brush up on my knife skills. And lucky for me, E's offers a free knife skills class. Although it was ugly, it was absolutely delicious.
After the sushi, Paul let us sample coconut sake from a local wine and spirits shop. I am usually not a fan of sake but the coconut variety is a new favorite.
I love experiencing new things and this class was right up my alley. I can't wait to make sushi at home and wow the hubs. We've tried before and have since opted to just eat it in restaurants because we couldn't get the hang of it. Not anymore, kids. Now who wants to come over for sushi..
and give me a free spray tan?