I love sushi, but my wallet isn't so fond of it, which lead me to explore making my own at home. However, many of the kits out there aren't particularly easy to use, leaving you to figure out many of the steps on your own. The Sushi Magic Kit, however, focuses on making the process very easy. Not only does it include the tools to roll sushi rolls, but it also includes a rice press mold so that you can make nigiri as well. The directions cover every step and have photographs so that you know what your … Read more
While making sushi at home doesn't actually require that much in the way of equipment, not every household has the dishes necessary to do freshly made sushi justice. The Japanese Sushi Set, from Stash, brings the necessary elements together. The set includes two ginkgo-leaf-shaped plates, measuring 5 inches by 7 inches, as well as matching sauce dishes, measuring 3 inches by 3.5 inches. You'll find that the plates, while shaped similarly, are different color: one is a light brown while the other is a dark gray. The sauce dishes match. The set also comes with two sets … Read more
Is there any other way to roll a sushi roll apart from using the Japanese bamboo mat? If you're a traditionalist or purist when it comes to the art of maki making, look away. But if you're game for a fun interpretation of a sushi roller machine, check out this odd-looking device from German-based studio Osko + Deichmann. It's slated for showcase in June at the Kitchen Ecology Exhibition in Los Angeles.
There's just no way to do full justice to how this machine works, except to show it in pictures. Which is exactly what the studio has done in a step-by-step gallery. In fact, if you're feeling really bored this weekend, you could print this out in color and turn it into a flip book of moving images. More photos after the jump.… Read more
I can't tell if I like this idea or not. I suppose since it involves the making of sushi, I'll just have to give it a thumbs up. However, I don't think it's quite sushi-sushi, if you don't have to roll it up.
Usually sushi is formed in a bamboo mat covered with plastic wrap. You place the vinegared rice--with or without sugar--and fish in a sheet of nori, add some vegetables if you like, then roll it up. And there you have sushi. I'm not sure why you need a device for handling … Read more
The designer, Lincoln Kayiwa of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki, started his own product design company called KAYIWA. KAYIWA, according to Lincoln's Web site, is the "epitome of novelty, aesthetics, functionality and environmental friendliness." This mantra translates into … Read more
Wilson can't make it to the show again because of his ongoing illness, so everyone send us a voice mail wishing our buddy well wishes and a speedy return back to The 404! Dan the Mantern takes time out of his busy schedule of doughnut runs and paper stapling to fill in and give us some laughs on this overcast Monday. We recap our weekend adventures, talk about the dangers of kidnapping a virtual lion, send our condolences to the hungry worker bees at Google, protect ourselves from exploding iPods, and perform reveal the first ever sushi DNA test!… Read more
Earlier today, competitive eater Tim Janus (aka "Eater X") made a guest appearance at the Nintendo Media summit in downtown San Francisco to show off his prowess eating Sushi rolls. Nintendo's public relations had put together a "guess how many jelly beans are in the jar" situation by making attendees estimate the number of sushi rolls Janus would be consuming within a six minute time frame to promote Mastif-Games' new title Major League Eating: The Game of which Janus appears as a playable character.
To everyone's surprise, Janus managed to wolf down 14 plates … Read more
Washington D.C. -- On Wednesday, in a talk at Black Hat D.C. 2008, two researchers set out to see whether phishing sites were created by the "Einsteinian, ninja hackers that the media makes them out to be."
In a talk titled "Bad Sushi: Beating Phishers at their own game," Nitesh Dhanjani and Billy Rios found not a sophisticated gang of elite coders, but hundreds of bad coders all copying one another, and often stealing from each other.
Dhanjani and Rios expressed disapproval of antiphishing products that use black lists to block known phishing sites. … Read more