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Learn To Make Your Own Sushi

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jun 11, 2008 4:15PM


Ever wonder how to make beautiful sushi such as the pictured "Maxwell Street Roll" from Kohan, but you neither can get the rice to stick quite right or find the freshest fish around? The latter is simple: you can head to places like the Fish Guy Market (4423 N. Elston), L. Isaacson and Stein (800 W. Fulton), or Plitt Seafood Company (1455 W. Willow) for the best fish around.

Before doing that, take a sushi class. Here are some places that routinely offer classes in sushi making.

  • The Wooden Spoon (5047 N. Clark) is having a sushi class this Friday. the class starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $70.
  • Sur la Table (52-54 E. Walton) is getting kids into the act by having a kids introduction to sushi and tempura July 5 at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $45.
  • The Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago (4427 N. Clark St.) regularly hosts cooking demonstrations. No sushi classes are scheduled at this time, but interested parties can check their calendar for updates.
  • The Chicago Botanic Garden just had a sushi making class yesterday. Furthermore, taking a cooking class at the Botanic Garden gives you an excuse to visit. Keep abreast of their cooking class schedules here.