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Is Lox Smoked Salmon?

Is Lox Smoked Salmon?

You go into a deli and see on the menu “The lox salmon breakfast bagel is a must try!” Next to it is a photo of a bagel, with cream cheese, and thinly sliced salmon lox - but is it really lox? Odds are, it’s not - so what’s the difference between lox and smoked salmon? 

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What is Sushi and Sashimi Quality Fish and Seafood?

What is Sushi and Sashimi Quality Fish and Seafood?
While few foods can rival a sliver of raw fish, home cooks want to know if seafood is safe to eat like that. You’ve probably been told that you just need to buy some “sushi-grade” fish, and while walking through a fancy supermarket you might have seen the popular types of fish for sushi labeled Sake, Amaebi, Hotate, etc., to really drive home that it’s truly sushi and sashimi quality fish that you’re buying. Unlike beef, did you know there’s no governing body that grades fish that way?  Continue reading