My home state makes me proud.
Students, faculty and community members at the University of California at Berkeley on Sunday stuffed, wrapped and created the world’s longest California roll, which measured 330 feet and broke the previous record set in Hawaii in 2001, according to media reports.
The sushi event, which used an estimated 540 pounds of food, was designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the university’s Center for Japanese Studies.
Oakland Tribune Reporter Sean Maher provides information, including that students tossed in bean curd for the vegetarian portion.
I like the fact that tofu was brought into the wrap. I also like the fact that students put their brains together to make something of great import during some challenging times.
But get this: Maher even quotes Yasumasa Nagamine, a Japanese consul-general, to confirm that a record had been set.
Diplomacy is always at work on all levels.