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July 14, 2009

Robert Fong @ the Community Food Co-op BBQ

Filed under: Bellingham local,Bellingham Restaurants,local,Pacific Northwest,restaurants — Bellinghamster @ 12:49 am

Futo Maki Sushi translates to fat rolled sushi. Robert Fong and his daughter prepared this for us at the Community Food Co-op’s BBQ today. It was a delicious and informative demo. He showed how to assemble and roll futo maki sushi. It was filled with chopstick size cucumber, carrot, omelet, spinach, tuna, wasabi paste and rice. Now you know why it is FAT sushi. Once this baby is rolled its diameter is 2 inches: OPEN WIDE! And no dipping necessary because your ingredients are seasoned before assembly. This sushi comes from an Okinawan village in Japan. It is also a Hawaiian classic.

Robert Fong and daughter demonstrate Futomaki sushi rolling

Robert Fong and daughter demonstrate Futomaki sushi rolling

TIP: For a more pungent wasabi paste, prepare the paste, place in a bowl and then cover tightly or invert the bowl on a flat surface.

And if his sushi wasn’t filling enough, there was the BBQ to indulge in. We ate BBQ bison and portabello mushroom burgers and fixings with generous sides of fresh potato salad, cole slaw and baked beans. Now at this point, we were FULL, but right next to our table volunteers were serving raspberry shortcake! Regular or gluten free cake with fresh raspberry sauce and freshly whipped heavy cream! I went gluten free with raspberries. I can’t wait til the next BBQ!!

There was 100% all natural cotton candy by Sweet Nothings made with organic sugar cane and organic maple sugar. They have a Saturday booth at the Bellingham Farmer’s Market. It was sweet enough even to slow down my 6 year old daughter’s consumption. When she wasn’t eating the cotton candy, she was milking Twister the cow from Whatcom Farm Friends (it’s a model – same as the one at the Fair). She only got a little sprayed until she got the hang of it. She has sticktoitiveness.

All in all, a gastroBBQ afternoon. I love Bellingham!

PS There were several food demos going on IN the Co-op store. Local, the theme of the BBQ, chocolate milk, fish oil, honey, designer oils. And they were good, too…

1 Comment

  1. Yay! It was fun to see you at the BBQ with your family. So glad that you enjoyed the food, the demos and the sweets. It was a fine afternoon. I’m also looking forward to the August BBQ … last one of the summer!

    Comment by Laura Steiger — July 19, 2009 @ 1:09 pm

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