Dear Kid,

Last night I came home to find Pi making sushi. Since you are the Master Sushi Chef in our house, I did the only reasonable thing: I consulted MFTI (My Friend the Internet) to learn about sushi.

Food and Art DearKidLoveMom.comOnce upon a time there was no such thing as sushi. This was very inconvenient for anyone who had a craving for a really nice California roll. Of course, California hadn’t been invented yet either, so a lot of people wandered around not really knowing what they were craving.

California rolls would have to wait. DearKidLoveMom.comSometime in the 8th century (I wasn’t there, so I can’t be more exact), the Japanese figured out that fish would last if it was preserved and rather than mummifying it (which was not a very yummy flavor) they figured out how to preserve the fish in fermented rice.

Then people figured out you could eat both the rice and the fish and – ta-da! – sushi was born. California rolls would still have to wait a while.

Love, Mom