Blog

Welcome to the FUENTES Blog, set up with the aim of extending and presenting information about the finer points of Bluefin Tuna. And at the helm of our ship, Hiroshi Umi, a tuna sensei (wise man) and culinary critic, who will be guiding us through the fascinating world of Bluefin Tuna. Anchors away.

Fuentes is born: the excellence of Bluefin Tuna

Where do you imagine the world leader of the bluefin tuna industry is to be found? Somewhere on the coastline of the Orient or the cold North Atlantic, or perhaps some exotic setting on the Pacific, right? Far from it. This illustrious and ...

read more

Sharaku: hidden island, supreme nigiri

A logbook by Sensei Hiroshi Umi. One of the most reassuring experiences for the nomadic, investigative, analytical, gluttonous and loquacious guild of culinary critics is for our taste buds to come across some unsuspected discovery. The few...

read more

Enso Sushi: the virtuous circle of the bluefin tuna

A logbook by Sensei Hiroshi Umi. Learning Japanese, getting by in a language with so many intonations and phonetic pitfalls, is a titanic task for a Westerner whose mother tongue is of Romance or Germanic origin. A feat made all the more im...

read more

Hermanos Vinagre, or why bluefin tuna is a sublime tapa

I first set foot in Spain as a gastronomic correspondent back in 1989. And what my bosses got me to explore to begin with was what I then defined as holy ground: the bars of Madrid. Notebook in hand, my bewildered face betraying my stupefac...

read more

Nippon 2: a quixotic story and a cult sushiman

“My name is Yuho Matsushita. I was born in the south of Japan, in Kagoshima province, 57 years ago. It is 30 years since I moved to Spain. I came to the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992, because I love athletics. I got my ticket and saw Fe...

read more

The flavourful and well-travelled history of Longino & Carde...

A logbook by Sensei Hiroshi Umi. Their motto says it all, like jewellers crafting gems and precious stones found in far-flung corners of the globe, whether in open-cast mines, sea beds, volcanoes or shadowy grottos: “Rare and precious...

read more

The self-taught Romeo who has conquered Alicante

No restaurant sector consultant or business strategist would wager a dime on such audacity. An intrepid young Italian émigré, with no prior experience and no Japanese roots, investing in setting up sushi restaurants in the heart of Alican...

read more