**Bumped Up From TAM Wire. Posted By naga5**
Well, “Mamma-san” state was as close as a translation to a nanny state as I could muster quickly.
Being Japanese, I love me my sushi. I taught my kids and friends to love it too. Every New Year’s Day, we love to invite friends over, not just eat sushi, but have fun making sushi. I will spring for the fish and everyone gets to have fun being sushi chef. They get to make whatever they want-classic sushi, cut rolls or hand rolls. It is their opportunity to participate and enjoy the art that sushi. The smell, the textures and the flavor of an original, once in the moment creation of food is to be savored and enjoyed! Leave it to liberals and their unintended consequences to ruin it. California now mandates hand condoms for sushi chefs. Thousands of years of hand washing before preparing sushi is now inadequate to protect the health of their consumers. It is now more important for the state to be involved in my maguro than my trusted sushi chef. Progressives like California Gov. Moonbeam should probably not have purchased the sushi that sits next to the hot dogs that have been revolving around the warmer at the local Seven-Eleven for the last six months.
On Sunday, we told you about bartenders who are up in arms about a new California law that makes it illegal for culinary workers to touch uncooked food with their bare hands. Turns out, sushi chefs are ticked off, too.
For sushi chefs, crafting sashimi or a great roll is a lot like creating art. It requires skill and feel. Bare hands are essential.
The new law is not sitting well with chefs like Toshi Sugiura. He’s the owner of sushi Bar Hayama in Los Angeles, where diners devour everything from yellow fin to kozara, a kind of Japanese tapas.
…I’ve been doing 30 years making sushi, and it’s never been using gloves!”
Sugiura says that his sense of touch is lost in loose fitting, disposable gloves. The roll he’s just made probably won’t fall apart, but it won’t live up to the sushi tradition’s exacting standards either. But Sugiura says he’ll reluctantly wear the gloves because he wants to follow the law….