Chef Masaharu Morimoto was at the New York Culinary Experience breaking down a whole tuna into bite-size nigiri and maki. Click through for his tips on getting the most from your fish, with step-by-step shots of the sushi-making process.
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Chef Masaharu Morimoto has a great laugh. He's also somewhat of a goofball when the camera is turned on him. His recently opened Tribeca Canvas is his tenth restaurant worldwide, and while he admits to getting older and slowing down he shows no signs of stopping just yet. We caught up with the happy chef on his new kind of cuisine, why nerves often make him want to quit Iron Chef, and why his round-the-country tour started and immediately ended when he came to New York.
Masaharu Morimoto is one of the biggest names in Japanese cuisine. The owner of more than five eponymous restaurants, he has also become a veritable celebrity through his appearances on Iron Chef and Iron Chef America. So the fact that Morimoto opened a restaurant with a menu of Western comfort food in Tribeca a month ago is a bit out of left field. Still, there are Morimoto twists to every classic American dish that Tribeca Canvas offers.
[Photographs: Chichi Wang] Sunday afternoon at the New York Culinary Experience passed in a flurry of fish. Masaharu Morimoto may have attended his sushi class with his arm in a cast, but he was flanked by his trusted crew...
Photograph of Morimoto at Setagaya from Melissa Hom at Grub Street Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto rates the East Village's best ramen shops on Grub Street today, and his top choice is Momofuku Noodle Bar, followed by Ippudo, Minca, Setagaya, and...