Last Wednesday marked the 'autumnal equinox' ushering shorter days, cooler weather and the glorious umami-rich flavors of heartier dishes. Autumn is the season for healthy appetites. A time to indulge in the bounty of the harvest and nourish ourselves for the cold months ahead. In Japan, long awaited seasonal dishes begin to appear, celebrating the notable aromas of fall! Below we celebrate some of these dishes.
Whether you're eating fatty Americanized rolls super-soaked with mayo, or sashimi at a traditional Tokyo sushi bar, there are some definite dos and don'ts to follow in order to best enjoy Japan's greatest culinary delicacy. This guide will help you through the confusing sea of raw-fish consumption, Get those chopsticks ready... but don't you dare rub them together.