In 1824, a man named Hohel first put slices of seafood on pads of rice to make delicious bite-sized snacks. His sushi stand on a busy Japanese street corner was an instant hit, and a new culinary tradition was born.
With the rapid growth in sushi's popularity, Helen Tandler, a young New Yorker recognized that many cooks would want to prepare sushi at home but might not be able to find the proper ingredients. In 1982 she founded Baycliff Company, specializing in authentic Japanese food products under the Sushi Chef label.
Just like Hohel's sushi stand, the Baycliff Company's Sushi Kit was an instant hit. It contains all of the basic ingredients, excluding fresh items, necessary to create approximately 125 pieces of sushi.
The Sushi Kit has been featured in The New York Times, House Beautiful, Food & Wine, The Cooks Magazine, Cuisine, The Boston Globe, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Fitness Magazine