Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Globalization of Sushi: Report on "60 Minutes"

Recently the CBS news show "60 Minutes" ran a story about the globalization of sushi. Anthropologist Ted Bestor appears in the story. Check it out at the following link:

Link to 60 Minutes story
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_video/main500251.shtml?id=3706693n


60 Minutes "used" a lot of Bestor's material without giving him enough credit, I think. But I suppose it is cool to see an anthropologist on a popular TV show. Check out Bestor's research for more information on this interesting topic.

UPDATE: Is sushi safe to eat? See the recent story (and photos) from the MSNBC website:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22844936?GT1=10755

2 comments:

Caitlyn Knapp said...

Wow, how interesting. It was such a surprise to see the difference in handling (maguro treated like a king vs. just being shredded). One of those things you don't really think about at a sushi bar!

Damian said...

I totally agree Caitlyn.. sushi seems like it has almost evolved differently since it's being eaten in so many different parts of the world.

And on sushi not being safe to eat: I don't think it's going anywhere. It seems like every type of food nowadays has some type of bad nutrient that will make you fat or will make you get cancer or something.