Back in 1993 when I first moved up to Utah there where only a handful of Japanese restaurants and sushi bars.  Now it seems like sushi bars are popping up around here as quickly as Starbucks cafes.  Sushi is one of those foods that people are almost certain they won't like until they have their first bite.  Then it becomes like a drug addiction.   People always ask me if I still like to eat sushi after being a Sushi Chef.  I aways respond by saying "I love it more now than I when I first started eating it."  It's not only eating it, but it's the whole science and art of making it that keeps my passion for sushi alive and burning bright. 
Thanks to everyone for the awesome comments on the "Will it sushi?" blog.   Video producer Bryan Lee gave some great advice to improve the sound and quality of the video.  A friend of mine Connie suggested an Italian sushi.  I love Italian food and Japanese food.  Why not?  Sounds like a match made in heaven.  My mind is going crazy with ideas.  One of my main goals here is to interact with my audience.  I'm listening.  Keep those comments and suggestions coming.  Also, don't be afraid to make these recipes at home.  Remember,  making sushi should be fun.  If you have any questions send me an email and I will make every effort to answer every email personally. 
We've all seen the video on youtube "will it blend?"  I'm doing a video blog called "Will it sushi?".  In this video blog I'm going to ask for audience participation in a journey to explore new ingredients and combinations to take sushi to a new level.  There are a lot of "sushi purists" that have a problem with this concept.  I have no problem with traditional sushi as I was raised eating traditional sushi since I was old enough to remember.  I was also schooled and trained to make traditional sushi.  After years of making the same kinds of sushi as all the other sushi bars around the world, I felt a deep need to expand my creativity and explore new possibilities.  I'm so excited to go on this journey with you.  I welcome your feed back, suggestions and comments.  Here's to a new year of avant-garde sushi.  See the Will it sushi? video blog portion of this site to view the latest episodes.