December 10, 2009

Now, we're supposed to feel guilty about wanting to eat fresh fish instead of frozen.

"Flying fillets from Alaska, British Columbia, Norway, Scotland or Chile so that 24 hours later they can be served 'fresh' in New York adds an enormous climate burden, one that swamps the potential benefits of organic farming or sustainable fishing... [W]e need to get over our fetish for fresh. With the challenges facing the world’s oceans mounting, buying frozen is a powerful choice that concerned eaters everywhere can make."

Well, fuck fish. We never liked it that much anyway. Is that green enough for you?

102 comments:

Chris said...

Lends a bit of credence to the hypothesis that end game for a lot of the hardcore environmentalists is a Morgenthau plan for the world.

rhhardin said...

Dogs reognize the hand-held can-opener sound, when it comes to tuna.

AllenS said...

From the article: When it comes to salmon, the questions of organic versus conventional and wild versus farmed matter less than whether the fish is frozen or fresh. In many cases, fresh salmon has about twice the environmental impact as frozen salmon.

When you fly 1000 pounds of salmon to NY, you fly 1000 pounds of salmon to NY. What difference does it make if it's fresh of frozen? Starving to death the 3 people who came up with this article would be good for the environment.

John said...

Actually there are good reasons not to eat certain fish, yellow fin tuna for example. Our oceans are on their way to becoming an echological disaster area. Some species of fish are more sustainable than others. Perhaps in a few years, we will be able to grow them in a lab and not have to fish at all. But whatever the reasons, the global warming religion is not one of them. Sadly if the world hadn't gone mad for the global warming cult, it might have the will to do something about real environmental problems like over fishing.

Shanna said...

That's why i flew to scotland to eat the fish, instead of having it flown to me.

rdkraus said...

First they came for the fresh fish eaters.

Then ....

SteveR said...

I say that those who think we should live in way that has a lesser impact on the environment should eat algae grown in a pool in their backyard and I'll eat steak.

Averaged out its a good.

sierra said...

Whew, Prof., no ice in *your* drink.

rick said...

Anyone care to guess how many pounds of specialty food was flown to Dopenhagen to feed the enlightened ones?

knox said...

Reminds me of that scene in the Goode Family, where the mom goes to Whole Foods and there is a giant markey listing "Good" and "Bad" things. As she looks at the sign, "Farm Raised Catfish" toggles back and forth between the two lists.

Really, environmentalism has become the capricious obsession of a few kooks. Unfortunately, they have convinced a good part of the world that we need to take them seriously.

knox said...

marquee, pardonez-moi

rick said...

I too am stunned at the language.

For a moment there I thought I was reading Acorn meeting minutes.

Or maybe a Tiger Woods strategy sessions

Sam U. said...

Speaking of fatigue, I guess you have writer's fatigue. This is one of your lamest efforts ever at saying something "interesting."

F*ck fish. Oh, that's SO clever and deep!!!

rick said...

make that session (singular)

t-man said...

John,

Was that echological intentional? Because I think it precisely captures the modern enviromental movement.

Althouse,

You really don't like fish? I've seen that in a lot of mid-Westerners, who grew up on frozen fish from the coasts (and lake trout), but you're an Easterner.

Michael said...

frozen fish...so....trendy. (Wait 'til I tell my mother!)

TosaGuy said...

Al Gore loves Chilean Sea Bass

bearbee said...

Anyone care to guess how many pounds of specialty food was flown to Dopenhagen to feed the enlightened ones?

Bloomberg is on the case:
Copenhagen Offers Climate Warriors $470 Menu, 24-Carat Desserts

Dogwood said...

I would think frozen fish require more energy due to the need to freeze it, in addition to the standard energy expense of transporting it.

Also, frozen fillets at the store come individually wrapped and vacuum sealed in plastic. What is the carbon footprint of the plastic & packaging process?

TosaGuy said...

We need to rename the Asian Carp that are pillaging the Mississipi River watershed (and soon the Great Lakes) with some trendy name that ignorant urbanites will go crazy for.

Original Mike said...

Good. More fresh fish for me.

ricpic said...

You want that authentic oily fishy taste? Eat bluefish, which is local (at least on the east coast) and doesn't have to be flown. But frankly, I could do the rest of my life without that taste.

t-man said...

I really like bluefish, but that's probably because we had it at least twice a week during the summer. We would go surfcasting with my grandfather almost every night.

miller said...

Doesn't it seem as if envirofreaks are upset because they suspect that someone, somewhere, is having an enjoyable life without their consent?

Henry said...

@Shanna - Funny.

@SteveR - Great idea. Instead of carbon offsets, let's just cut to the chase. You want to live good? You hire a personal offset.

Al Gore will need a whole tribe. Luckily, he can afford to pay the the Korubu to stay in the stone age.

They're not allowed to spend the money, though.

k*thy said...

Chill out, have a burger...

As for myself, I prefer my fish fresh and local. Best fish I ever had was the salmon out of the Brooks River (at the lodge), after the campstove died. Around here, it's lake perch or walleye.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

When you fly 1000 pounds of salmon to NY, you fly 1000 pounds of salmon to NY. What difference does it make if it's fresh of frozen?

When the fish is frozen there is no need for speed. They can be leisurely shipped via truck or train. These methods use much less energy than flying. Flash frozen fish is just as good as fresh. Actually it is sometimes better because who knows how long that fish fillet has been laying around.

When we caught fish, especially sea bass, I would freeze the fish in a container of water. Fish in ice instead of ON ice. The quality was fine.

The dislike of fish from people in the Midwest and other areas that didn't have local access was due to the smell of decomposing fish. Frozen fish don't decompose and don't smell ....at all.

All that being said. Screw these people who want to micro manage our lives based on a mythology and religion of Global Warming.

It is -8 degrees right now. I've been cold and I've been warm. Warm is better!!! It is easier to cool off than it is to get warmer and takes a lot less energy to get cool.

Alex said...

Frozen fish requires freezing, which has a carbon impact. So fuck frozen fish. Give me fresh or give me death.

EDH said...

Fresh Fish!

Seafood Mama!

MadisonMan said...

I also like bluefish. But it's not local to Wisconsin. Walleye. Mmmmmmmm...

Chris said...

[i]Well, fuck fish.[/i]

You're saying you want to sleep with the fishes?

Alex said...

In protest I'm going to eat some turkey now.

former law student said...

I'm waiting for the eco-warriors to explain why we shouldn't be eating Chilean-grown peaches and grapes -- they're not coming here by container ship, I'm fairly certain.

In fact, being vegetarian in the winter is environmentally irresponsible. My ancestors fattened pigs on scraps through the spring and summer, to slaughter, salt, and smoke in the fall. A daily ration of a slice of fatty salami between two slices of whole grain bread kept you alive all winter, accompanied as it was with vitamin-rich sauerkraut and applesauce. Wood being a renewable resource, no excess carbon was put into the atmosphere.

AprilApple said...

They're serving fish caught out of the Yangtze river with a dose of cancer in every bite. No worries, it's cheap and they didn't even have to kill it first.

Ralph L said...

F*ck fish. Oh, that's SO clever and deep!!!
I assume it's a paraphrase of W.C. Fields' "I never drink water. Fish fuck in it."

t-man said...

@SteveR - Great idea. Instead of carbon offsets, let's just cut to the chase. You want to live good? You hire a personal offset.

Taking this to its logical extension, genocide would allow the perpetrators to live like kings, guilt free!

wv: nontherm

Alex said...

FLS - pig meat all winter is gross and so hick. I'll stick to my vine-ripened tomatoes from Holland thank you very much. I'm fabulous after all.

John said...

FLS,

That is an excellent point. I can't wait to confront the next enviro vegan I meet. Unless you are canning and pickeling local produce all summer, you are not being very green being a vegan. And I doubt you could live on nothing but canned vegitables without some kind of smoked meat to go with it.

Pogo said...

Is there any doubt left that the devout AGW faithful wish (first) to control every aspect of your life and (second) to end it as soon as possible?

They're another goddamn death cult, The Humane Society for humans, out to spay and neuter us, and then have us "put down" because we're 'unwanted', too 'aggressive' or are 'unfit'.

Paul Zrimsek said...

We need to rename the Asian Carp that are pillaging the Mississipi River watershed (and soon the Great Lakes) with some trendy name that ignorant urbanites will go crazy for.

Already taken care of:

fuck fish.

DADvocate said...

I say fuck the New Yorkers who don't catch their own fish. If I want fresh fish, I go to the lake or mountains and catch me some. Real fish, real fresh.

chuck b. said...

I didn't care for fish until my mid-30s. Now I often order the fish.

TosaGuy said...

The most environmentally conscious food would be a version of the Matrix's Tasty Wheat.

Ann Althouse said...

Some people don't appreciate alliteration.

Palladian said...

"FLS - pig meat all winter is gross and so hick. I'll stick to my vine-ripened tomatoes from Holland thank you very much. I'm fabulous after all."

Oops, looks like Alex forgot to switch over to his Titus account before he posted that comment. Fabulous!

former law student said...

don't appreciate alliteration

Forget fish?

The blunt anglo-saxon might have been the disturbing part.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Fabfish may be even better than Fuckfish as a trendy new name for those Asian carp.

Pogo said...

Here's what the AGW-socialist overlords want you to eat.

And yes, it's for real.

The Polymeal: a more natural, safer, and probably tastier (than the Polypill) strategy to reduce cardiovascular disease by more than 75%.

"Data on the ingredients of the Polymeal were taken from the literature. The evidence based recipe included wine, fish, dark chocolate, fruits, vegetables, garlic, and almonds. Data from the Framingham heart study and the Framingham offspring study were used to build life tables to model the benefits of the Polymeal in the general population from age 50, assuming multiplicative correlations.

Conclusion: The Polymeal promises to be an effective, non-pharmacological, safe, cheap, and tasty alternative to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and increase life expectancy in the general population.
"


Und you vill enjoy it!

chickenlittle said...

Fuck Fish

Some people don't appreciate alliteration.

They don't appreciate historical allusion either: Fish Cheer

former law student said...

John -- The problem with being a medieval vegan in Northern Europe would have been getting enough calories.

Vegetarians would have fared better, because turning milk into cheese was another way to store food for the winter. But dairying is much less efficient, because many more cows than pigs must be kept alive through the winter, requiring storage of hay and grain. And male calves are slaughtered and eaten fairly young.

PatCA said...

Maybe Obama and his minions could pack some fresh fish in the fridges of their Air Force Ones or Twos when they travel. That ought to keep us in plenty of fresh fish.

chickenlittle said...

Now, we're supposed to feel guilty about wanting to eat fresh fish instead of frozen

The fishmongers have transmogrified into guiltmongers.

chickenlittle said...

Maybe Obama and his minions could pack some fresh fish in the fridges of their Air Force Ones or Twos when they travel. That ought to keep us in plenty of fresh fish.

Obama seems like a Mrs Pauls Fish Stick kinda guy.

John said...

FLS,

Dairying is very expensive and hard. Pigs also have the advantage of eating garbage and keeping the place clean. They are wonderfully efficient stock animals that way. Chickens are another good animal for getting through the winter. They eat grain, produce eggs, are cheap, bread prodigously, and are good to eat. The bottomline is that there is no way to be a vegitarian without the luxuries of modern life.

AllenS said...

We need to eat foods that do not leave a big carbon footprint or contribute to global warming. Something like a green environmental cracker. We could call them Soylent Green crackers.

No fish were harmed during this comment.

Lincolntf said...

Perfect day for me to indulge in a fast-food guilty pleasure. The one and only McD's Filet-o-Fish. They should be terrible, but they're not.

David said...

I live in a nice New England town famous for its political correctness, so of course we have a "local, sustainable agriculture restaurant." It's a great philosophy for restaurants in the Inland Kingdom, where the local/sustainable idea was born. In New England, in winter, it results in menus featuring roasted potatoes, served on a bed of mashed potatoes, with turnips.

Adele Mundy said...

Now I know why they suspended those two teachers in Midwood High School.

Gabriel Hanna said...

Now you know why environmental activists lobby to prevent wild salmon from being labeled "organic".

Nothing could be more "organic", in the hippie sense, than something caught from the wild, but hunting and fishing and cruel to the Earth, so...

I have heard of "organic" table salt.

It is clear that "organic" is the hippie equivalent of "kosher".

Dust Bunny Queen said...

We need to eat foods that do not leave a big carbon footprint or contribute to global warming

Wrong. We need to encourage global warming.

Then we can grow fresh vegetablesm grapes in England, more wheat in Canada. We won't have to worry about keeping the chickens and pigs from freezing to death in the winter.

I've decided that a big carbon footprint is the only way to save the planet.

Rib eye steak for dinner (from flatulent cattle), fresh fruit salad with Chilian grapes and mangos flown in from exotic locations, lettuce salad and avocados from Mexico. Imported scotch. Lemon pie with lemons that have more frequent flyer miles than Al Gore.

Let's DO it. Make it warm, heat up the planet.....save the frozen chickens and shivering piggies.

YES WE CAN!!!

Adele Mundy said...

I do think it is racist that Tiger Woods only eats whitefish.

I hope to hear from Mr. Robinson soon.

Simon Kenton said...

The local Green and his girlfriend - who has a surprisingly, sensationally good figure, not that I notice that kind of thing - have terraced the canyon walls and capture rainwater through intricate tubes and have a 'solar greenhouse' (which I guess is to be contradistinguished from 'starlight greenhouses' and 'lunar greenhouses) and collect (for compost) the whole neighborhood's veggie scraps and dog shit.

They can't or won't make it without meat, not through a Colorado winter, but of course they aren't going to actually kill something. I mean, it would be ... killing. So unBouldroid. Well, I'm trying to do my part. I'm genuinely grateful for someone who will deal with dog shit, and doesn't offer me the vegetables he uses to edulcorate it. So my part is teaching him how to gut and skin a deer. God! Roadkill is really not much fun to work on. Hydrostatic shock may be poppycock in gunshot wound ballistics, but it sure seems to be there when you deploy 4500 lbs of SUV moving 60fps against a 100-lb doe. Momentum rules, pool tables to interstates. Downcanyon roars the Mercury Mountaineer, out minces the deer. Pop! Denounce! goes the Green, looking at receding taillights from the ecoscrotewagon. Cringe! goes the Green, looking at the ruptured buck, and brings out a single dull stainless paring knife, still faintly green with the phloem of countless vegetables it has gored.

This being a Locavore. You Althouse commenters think it's a bed of roses to turn away from frozen fish and plunge your hands into dog shit and deer guts? It's Not Easy.

wv joinker - wanker with strong social needs to identify with those who hold the correct ideologies

Shanna said...

This being a Locavore.

It's easy in Arkansas if you eat a lot of deer and catfish, but you'll never find the snooty people advocating for that.

Ralph L said...

bread prodigously
while providing their own dredging liquid.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

This being a Locavore. You Althouse commenters think it's a bed of roses to turn away from frozen fish and plunge your hands into dog shit and deer guts? It's Not Easy.

Anyone using dog shit for compost or fertilizer is out of their mind!! Same thing for using any meat scraps, fat or other proteins in the compost pile.

Oh.... and I know how to gut, skin and hang a deer. (I don't like to do it so I don't hunt anymore and trade for venison with friends. Clean geese, ducks, pheasants, stripped bass and sturgeon too. Somehow those aren't as bad as a mammal. And you are right it isn't easy or all that much fun.

I refuse to raise and kill the bunny rabbits and buy them already dressed from the neighbor. Rabbits are too much like pets. Same thing for goats.

traditionalguy said...

We have here another earth saving gesture to stop using fuels. The sailing ships were all that man needed until 1900. This shipping using oil powered container ships and trains is EVIL. And why does any fool believe that? It has Zero truth. I say, " Fuck liars".

Joe said...

I don't like fish, so don't care about fresh or frozen, but do think this entire thing is silly. The increasingly hysterical labeling of anything disagreeable as "pollution" and destructive to the human race is absurd.

Joe said...

To add to that, I think this is part and parcel with criminalizing and increasing number of behaviors until everyone is a criminal. One you label a behavior evil, criminalizing it is easy.

It would be nice to say this is some fascist conspiracy because we could then kill it. Instead, it's the gestalt of actions taken by highly incompetent bureaucrats, politicians and single issue proponents who care only that they are getting their way.

Beth said...

It wouldn't be hard to be a locavore where I live, but I don't see how one could manage that much further inland and northward.

Today's Thursday, and there's a Farmer's Market from 4-7. I can get drum, grouper, redfish, shrimp and crabs, all freshly caught, from the lady at the seafood table. Yum. Fresh fish for dinner.

Prosqtor said...

Stunningly rude, but undoubtedly funny, Professor!

Dust Bunny Queen said...

I can get drum, grouper, redfish, shrimp and crabs, all freshly caught, from the lady at the seafood table. Yum. Fresh fish for dinner.


Dust Bunny Queen is very very jealous of Beth.

Civil Sense said...

F*** fish!

Hilarious. Thank you for making my day!

From Inwood said...

Want alliteration?

All The Presidents Men:

"Follow The Fish"

Shanna said...

I can get drum, grouper, redfish, shrimp and crabs, all freshly caught, from the lady at the seafood table. Yum. Fresh fish for dinner.

So where would be the best place to get all this? I’m going to be in NOLA next week! I adore grouper.

Last time I was in NOLA it was so nice having all the fresh seafood. Even fried shrimp at cheap dives tasted awesome because it was so fresh.

LordSomber said...

I still think smoked fish is underrated.

Cedarford said...

All joking aside, there IS a serious effort in the Greenie Movement and the Left to guilt-trip, then tax, then strictly regulate "excess" meat, fish, and dairy consumption as "unsustainable, planet-unfriendly" behaviors.

My thoughts are that there IS growing "Green Fatigue". Not just here, but in Europe - where Greenies stages days of "outrage" against plans for new nuke power plants and were confronted by people saying "10 years of subsidized Blessed Solar and Wondrous Wind projects and new taxes and regulations on consumption has left us with doubled electric costs, enslaved to Russian natural gas, and less jobs and less standard of living....so piss off", The anti-nuke demonstations were mocked and fizzled out.

It's one thing for a Green to nag society how wonderful it would be if we all eat pesticide, inorganic fertilizer free lentils and turnips with a modest dash only of organic sun-dried sea salt. It is another for a power-intoxicated Green Stalinist to demand laws telling others they must largely discontinue eating a range of things and be forced to eat "better for them food" like organic lentils and turnips served with wholesome non-GM grain and "carbon-neutral seasonings."

I believe right now the Green-Left-AGW-Vegan crowd is saturated with conviction that the world is theirs, they are right, and they can drip hubris as much as they like. And as long as the elites, the NYC and London financiers back them...it doesn't matter what the masses think.

They are wrong.

John Lynch said...

Wait until they come after carbonated beverages. It's perfect for them.

Shanna said...

I still think smoked fish is underrated.

I had smoked salmon for breakfast every morning on vacation. I may have to buy some for the house, now that I'm back.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

When I was a child, fresh salmon was unheard of. We had lots of canned salmon or tuna. Fresh fish was only when we caught it ourselves or very rarely at the meat market. Forget the regular grocery store.

Salmon burgers with an egg based cream sauce seasoned with dill. Tuna or salmon casserole. Creamed tuna on toast. Grilled tuna sandwiches. Sardines, pickled herring. Salt cod stew and soup.

But... hardly ever fresh fish until we moved to the SF Bay area. THEN we had fresh, fish, crab, clams, abalone, oysters.

In the olden days...LOL...fresh was only based on your locality. If you lived in Oklahoma or someplace in the middle of the country...forget about fresh fish.

Shanna said...

Tuna or salmon casserole.

My mom made tuna patties and my grandmother made salmon patties. Mmmmm.. The only other fresh fish we was brim, crappie, occasionally bass, and catfish.

chickenlittle said...

If you lived in Oklahoma or someplace in the middle of the country...forget about fresh fish.

Don't forget that the upper Midwest has lots of freshwater lakes. I had plenty of fresh fish growing up in Wisconsin-even caught and cleaned some of it myself.

Friday night fishfry's in Wisconsin used to be made with local perch or walleye. Many use frozen now

David said...

ricpic said...
"You want that authentic oily fishy taste? Eat bluefish, which is local (at least on the east coast) and doesn't have to be flown. But frankly, I could do the rest of my life without that taste."

Try grilling the Bluefish on a very hot gas or charcoal fire with a little onion on the top. Cook it long enough to let it char completely on each side. The oil flares up, giving the fish flavor but it's not oily in texture or taste. This also works with Mackerel.

LordSomber said...

I had smoked salmon for breakfast every morning on vacation. I may have to buy some for the house, now that I'm back.

Try smoked mackerel, too. Or even smoked whiting dipped in melted butter.

Smoked (instead of fresh) fish is Fishily Correct, right?

Andrea said...

Frozen fish -- you mean those disgusting, tasteless rectangles of cod that come in a box? Anybody have a good recipe that makes that stuff worth eating? Actually I've been eating lots of canned sardines for the Vitamin D & Omega 3s -- where does that put me on the environmental propriety scale?

Lockestep said...

I happily pay the airfare for fresh halibut in the spring.

EA said...

I forget. Is Tuesday Soylent Green Day or is it Monday?

Synova said...

I just bought a 4 pound bag of individually wrapped talapia fillets.

It's the ugliest bottom feeder out there but really excellent fish.

Tully said...

No, no, the ugliest bottom feeder out there is Al Franken....

Dust Bunny Queen said...

We used to have a smoked meat and smoked fish wholesale business for a few years from 1994 to 2000. It was a S Corp venture with another guy. This was at the same time as my hubby had/still has his plumbing business and I my financial advisory business. We were needless to say sort of busy.

In addition to smoked hot spicy hickory chicken wings (a big hit), smoked buffalo roasts etc our specialty was hot smoked(as opposed to cold smoke process) rainbow trout fillets. We would buy 200 pounds of trout fresh! from the hatchery about once or twice a week. The fish were screened at the hatchery for size of 1 1/2 pounds live weight.

My husband had the "cut and gut" detail. The fish guts and heads went to a local farmer who made fertilizer out of it. We sold to some upper end specialty grocery stores in the Bay Area and many restaurants who used our product as entrees and in appetizers.

We never want to see another smoked trout in lives.

ken in sc said...

Oatmeal tuna patty, microwave 1/4 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup water--one minute. Stir with one can of tuna and one egg. Add salt and pepper. Fry in skillet with butter or lard. Enjoy.

mary said...

Some years ago I heard a piece on NPR about farmed salmon. Some Holier than Thou type said we used to get salmon only during the season and that's the way it should be. This is of the same frame of mind. Why should people in Kansas or Oklahoma ever get salmon at all? Why should any of us who don't live on the coast ever get fresh fish? We can eat beef, until we can't get that any more because of (gasp) methane.

Michael said...

I made a video about sustainable fish, how to make sense of all the contradictory advice, etc. Unlike most such things, it's not out to make you feel guilty, but is pretty down to earth (partly because it follows a fish salesman around and talks about where sustainability fits into his business). Anyway, check it out:

http://www.vimeo.com/5723667

cf said...

This was something I spotted in the Washington Post in July 2008.
They really do want to immiserate us with their b.s.http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/07/frozen_fish_chic.html

Photog714 said...

Sam U. said: Speaking of fatigue, I guess you have writer's fatigue. This is one of your lamest efforts ever at saying something "interesting."

F*ck fish. Oh, that's SO clever and deep!!!


Fuck Sam.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld said...

The whole point of the carbon footprint brouhaha is for it to act as a root password that allows people like Astrid Scholz, Ulf Sonesson, and Peter Tyedmers to tell the rest of us how to live our lives. I don't know why anyone would be surprised that this extends to the type of fish we eat, too.

jkmack said...

it is laughable, you people think it matters what the current good food and bad food is... even if everyone wholeheartedly followed the environmentalists' recommendations, in 20 years they will still be issuing these stupid edicts, except by that time it will be something like: "eating the synthetic soy and wheat grass cube is worse for the environment than the synthetic algae and seaweed cube.

Patrick said...

There is much more going on here than fresh versus frozen fish. The fresh fish is bad for the environment is part of an ongoing marketing campaign waged by the subsidized commercial fishing industry against the encroaching fish farms. Fish farms are able to deliver product at any time of the year- on demand- fresh. High seas fisheries cannot. The claim of a few years ago that farmed salmon contains PCB and other contaminants is an earlier incarnation of this battle. There is generally more at stake than the moral high ground.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

it is laughable, you people think it matters what the current good food and bad food is

Its laughable that you think it is laughable because if you read the comments you will realize that we (most of us anyway) DON'T buy the food Nazi bullshit.

I'm old enough (memo to self...change profile so you don't know HOW old) to remember all the stupid food fads and recommendations that are always coming down the pike.

Margarine...good. Oh...wait maybe not so good.

Beef...good...now bad...now good.

and so on and so on.

At least we know that beer is good for you and wine as well.

John said...

I like my fish fresh and will tolerate frozen. The best fish I ever ate was a brook trout caught at 11:30am and pan fried at 12 noon in bacon grease. The brookie was caught on Lake Mooselookmeguntic in the Rangeley Region of Maine. I probably remember it so well because it was my honeymoon!

As to the op-ed in the NYT, will someone please enlighten me, an omnivore heathen, to what exactly a "vice president for knowledge systems" does? That was the title of one of the op-ed's authors.

PD Quig said...

Fucking fish is gonna get you in trouble with Obama's Safe Schools Czar. Just try to get your fist up a fish. Maybe a little finger.

Beth said...

DBQ! Thanks for reminding me that it's important to appreciate what I have. There are reasons to live here, despite the drawbacks.

Shanna, there's good seafood all over town, but if you're going to be cooking for yourself, the Farmer's Markets are listed here:

New Orleans Farmers Markets

There's a right-off-the-boat fish market at Sala Ave. and Fourth Street, in Westwego, on the Westbank, by Bayou Segnette. Just google "seafood Westwego" and you can get a map.

JHP2 said...

This may have been mentioned but a lot of the fresh fish is actually flown in the cargo holds of commercial airliners, thus giving a double usage to that flight. For instance, the Roy's location in Atlanta has their fish flown in from Hawaii on the daily Delta run from Honolulu. So there is no additional cost environmentally. More importantly, I refuse to be lectured by scolds that fly all over the world to meet and greaat one another. When they start using telepresence, I may begin to take them slightly seriously. Carbon credits are a scam.