What’s in my lunch box? Rice and Marvel

My sushi making has massively improved since I attended a Japanese cooking class with Kamikaze kitchen. It’s the little things like knowing the rice needs much more rinsing than you’d think, and that it’s better not to over stuff the rolls. I think my rice paper work could do with some attention but these turned out to be a pretty good lunch for a summer day.

Clockwise from top left:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Cucumber and tub of soy sauce for dipping rice paper rolls – the tub was way to small for dipping purposes. I need a bigger tub, or smaller rolls in future
  • Rice paper rolls filled with cooked sushi rice mixed with rice wine dressing, salt, sesame seeds, cucumber and yellow pepper.


To read:

Marvel Comics: the untold story By Sean Howe

What a fantastic read! Who would have guessed that there was so much discord behind the creation of some amazing comics and graphic novels. It’s brilliant to discover how characters came into being, the ill-fated attempts to appeal to female and minority audiences, and how comics became graphic novels. The way the editors, artists, writers and inkers worked (and sometimes it was all one person) and the issues they had trying to share their vision while keeping the management and fans happy made me think of a rock band trying to create a visionary concept album they only they truly understood. The difference being here that a character or title could easy be passed onto a new creator who’d have a new angle to explore.





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