Sushi: Don’t Hate What You Don’t Eat


By Steve Delahoyde Comment


This writer doesn’t like sushi. Ick. There’s no reason going into why he doesn’t like it, because they’re all the typical excuses you’ve heard before. But unlike the things that we usually have an aversion toward, we really appreciate sushi for how it looks. The things, all wrapped up as they are, they’re beautiful. We just don’t want them anywhere near our mouths. And apparently, we’re not the only ones who appreciate it. Frog Design’s Frog Blog took a look in their post “The Design of Sushi” wherein they say “[it] is in my opinion, the most well designed human prepared meal.” Here’s a little more:

With the naturally occurring colors of fish and vegetables and the cylindrical (Maki) and oblong (Nigiri) forms, Sushi is beautiful. Whether presented singularly or in the context of other Sushi, there is a symmetry and considered quality to the presentation. The rectangular (or square) plates that Sushi is typically served on offset the organic and geometric shapes of the Sushi itself. These are usually muted in color so as to enhance the color of the food. The individual pieces are placed in relation to the plate and other Sushi with a precision that makes the total package (when viewed from the top) very painterly. When viewed from other angles, a Sushi plate looks like a small sculpture garden.