DINNER: Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Tonight, we dined at our favorite local sushi place, SILLA (which must not be confused with our all-time favorite sushi place).

Wendy enjoyed a house salad with Ginger dressing and Shrimp Fried Rice. Drew ate a house salad, miso soup, 6 pieces of salmon roll, and yakisoba (he was hungry!).

The food there is warm and comforting, and the people are as nice as they can be.

There must have been a time when sushi wasn't considered 'normal' American food; I know this is true because my mother still turns her nose up at sushi. I can recall my initial feelings (years ago) about eating raw fish. Now I think nothing of it at all.

Sushi has established such a place in our culinary landscape, and my own personal culinary horizon, that I cannot imagine a world without it, and, even greater, it has entered my definition of comfort food. I am so grateful for our disappearing culinary borders!

Since I've built my own Personal Video Recorder (like a TiVO), I've been recording The Galloping Gourmet, which aired in 1968 through 1971. It's interesting to hear the host, Graham Kerr, asking the audience if they've ever heard of a shallot. And none of them have. We've come a long way, baby.

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