I've brought out my big luggage over the weekend signifying that packing has begun. Of course, the bulk of it won't really be done until the night before, but the clock is ticking away until my departure. It feels like torture having to wait just a few days. I'm way to excited right now to really think of other things besides food. No wait...I take that back. Food is the one other and constant thing I can't stop thinking about. Food and travel. There you go.
I was watching a few webisodes of the Cooking with Dog (again), where it shows the viewer how to cook Japanese dishes. I've proclaimed my interest in Japanese cuisine here many times. And my love to bentos. In this little episode it teaches you how to make maki sushi. She makes two kinds -- futomaki, which has grilled eel, and the California roll. I have plans of doing a sushi week after returning from my trip, so I'm looking for ideas on ingredients I can use for different fillings. Experiment with it a little. Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments. Anyway...this is probably a good way to introduce the wonderful world of sushi.