When I was growing up here in England, sushi was one of those weird foreign foods that we rarely saw and never ate. But British tastes do change. We’re conservative people on the whole. But we do change.
In some parts of the country, sushi bars are now popular, and places where you can buy takeaway snacks now often feature sushi. Some people here still wouldn’t touch raw fish unless they were starving, and even then they’d probably try to grill it over a cigarette lighter or something! But others, like me, have developed a taste for sushi.
How sustainable is your sushi? I like this website about it which has taught me a lot. But that website’s American. I wonder where I might find sustainable sushi over here.
How safe is your sushi? Being a parasitologist, I probably shouldn’t eat sushi because of its parasites. But I *like* sushi. I don’t eat it very often, as it happens, but for many people it’s part of a staple diet. There’s evidence that sushi infects people in Asia with zoonotic parasites so of course, it could infect people outside Asia too. For example there’s evidence linking sushi with human nematode infections in Canada and Western Europe.