American-style sushi comes to Leawood

It might be an American’s version of zen — but can you still call something sushi without the raw fish?

That’s the plan for chef Tracy Griffith — author of Sushi American Style — who will be at Dean & Deluca (4700 W. 119th Street in Leawood) on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to demonstrate her fish-less version of sushi and autograph her cookbook.

Griffith is the half-sister of actress Melanie Griffith and the first female graduate of the California Sushi Academy. Here’s video

of Griffith in action — where she shows how to create her uniquely

American take on Japanese cuisine and also explains her motivation for

turning a BLT into sushi.

Categories: A&E, Dining