Cooking the News

Today's pairing: "Blurred Lines" verdict + sushi pizza

This is Cooking the News, a daily column that pairs food with the news.

Sushi pizza photo, Erik Putz.

Sushi pizza photo, Erik Putz.

The news: Robin Thicke and Pharrell, the writers behind noted creep anthem “Blurred Lines,” have to pay $7.3 million to Marvin Gaye’s estate per a court ruling delivered Tuesday in Los Angeles. Gaye’s family alleged that “Lines” bore striking similarities to Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up,” and initially sought $25 million in copyright damages. (The family is also seeking to block all future sales of the one-time summer smash.) Responding to the judgment, a not-so-“Happy” Pharrell said, “While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward.” With all due respect to Pharrell, though, “I know you want it” (times 400) isn’t exactly Mozart.

The dish: Delicious sushi pizza. Is it sushi? Is it pizza? It’s all very…blurry. Get the recipe here.

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