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Food Spotlight: Abalone

At Nozawa Bar and the Sushi Nozawa Group, we painstakingly plan how we serve every dish in order to highlight the flavors and textures of each main ingredient. But we also take very seriously the question of what we choose to serve with respect to sustainability, opting to either stop serving certain species or sourcing the same species from a more sustainable source — but only if the fish meets our quality standards. Abalone is a good example. Considered a […]

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Seafood Monitoring Project

Fish labeling can be more complicated than it seems. For instance, per the FDA, “Amberjack” is the only acceptable market name for five of six Seriola species despite variation in both price and taste. More confusing still is the fact that these species are traditionally sold under separate names in Japan (names like Kanpachi and Hamachi, which are different fish, and names like Hamachi or Buri, which are the same fish but at different ages.) Cras ultrices iaculis Fusce ultricies dolor a eros dignissim at […]

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