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You'll hear a little of this and lot of that on Light On Light Through - my reviews of great television series, my interviews with authors and creative media people and their interviews of me, my political commentary, thoughts about my favorite cars and food and space travel, discussions of my music, and a few of my readings from my science fiction stories. These are usually audio and a few are video.  In the first years, starting in 2006, I put up a new episode at least once a month.  More recently, it's become more or less often than once a month, usually a lot less often.  But now, in the Fall of 2018, I'm getting more in the mood to podcast, and you can expect new episodes at least once a month.  - Paul Levinson

Sushi Manhattan

Sep 2, 2007


Mmm.... Having sushi in Manhattan with the family tonight... my favorite.

Or tied for first place in my favorite cuisine with Italian food - vongole (clams) or calamari (squid) to be exact...

But sushi is a cold, sweet, salty protein rush.  Not everyone likes it - I once heard someone say if she wanted raw fish and seaweed in her mouth she could stretch out on a sea shore, face to the ocean, and open her mouth...

But, not really.  Because a significant joy of the sushi is the vinegared rice, and the mix of fish you're not likely to get on any single shore.

My wife introduced me to sushi back in the 1970s.  Her boss loved it.  Now I actually eat more more sushi than she does.

Ok ... here are some of favorites, with explanations:

White tuna:  I get it whenever I can.  It's much more vibrant than any regular tuna, including Yellow Tail, which is quite good.

Ebi:  This is sweet, raw shrimp (there's lots of sushi in which the shrimp is cooked - the white tuna above is raw) ... but sweet, raw shrimp is sweeter than sugar ...

Soft-shell crab: Served in any way is delicious.  I like mine in a "roll" - crab on the inside, seaweed wrapping, rice in the middle ... the soft-shell  crab is cooked ...

Well, that's more than enough dinner for me.  A good thing about sushi is the servings are small, and you can get as much as you like.  (Like Chinese dim sum and Spanish tapas.)  Green tea is great to drink with it.

If I have room for desert, I'll go with red-bean ice cream.