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POP QUIZ: What does the word sudare mean? a) Italian method of slow-cooking vegetables, b) bamboo mat for rolling sushi, c) West African word for goat's milk, d) deep cast-iron cooking pot from Spain?

b) A sudare is a flexible bamboo mat (roughly 8" square) used to make sushi rolls. The mat is layered with nori seaweed, sushi rice, and any fillings. Then the mat is used to roll the ingredients up into a compact log, which is then cut into slices for serving.
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