Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

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Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

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Category : Culinary Arts

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Chef’s and other restaurant professionals like to take creative license with Japanese cuisine. While these variations might be tasty, they often do not represent Japanese traditions of food preparation. A new program from the country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will certify that Japanese restaurants operating outside the country uphold the values of traditional Japanese cuisine, known as washoku. The voluntary certification system aims to help eliminate mistakes commonly made by overseas chefs — from the mishandling of raw fish, to low hygiene standards, to the ceremonial way in which food should be presented to customers. This information might be helpful when studying global cultures and food traditions with Culinary Arts students. Who knows, maybe some of your students might pursue this certification.

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