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For sure! Fish is brain food, you know...When eating sushi, I sometimes recall Hemingway's "Old Man and the Sea," and the repugnance shown for eating fantastically fresh, raw fish. Then I laugh. =)Isn't it wonderful how sushi has become mainstream in the U.S.(and many other parts of the world)?
I have tried sushi twice and I do not like it. The first time was homemade by a Ph. D. student of mine when he was celebrating his dissertaion defense. The second time was in a restaurant.But, there's no accounting for tastes. I do not like raw oysters at all, but consider steamed oysters to be one of the most wonderful foods I have ever eaten.
The appeal of raw fish for me is very textural. I'm from a culture that values the eating of fat, and for me, raw fish, especially fatty tuna or salmon, is very reminiscent of eating mammal fat.I have never had steak tartare, but I would imagine the mouth feel is similar.
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