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    Default You Have No Idea What Kind of Fish You’re Eating




    Do you know what kind of fish you're eating? Let's be very honest about the average American's palate: the average American is unable to distinguish a banana from a deep-fried Oreo cookie in a blind taste test. It is perhaps too much to expect the average American to be able to distinguish between perch and flounder. Which is probably why a lot of restaurants just sell any old fish and label it on the menu as "World's BEST Kind of Fish."

    The NYT reports on a new study of NYC fish-selling establishments that found that "39 percent of nearly 150 samples of fresh seafood collected from 81 establishments in the city this summer were mislabeled." The especially fun part is that many of the mislabeled fish are actually fish that could be dangerous for you to eat: "Ninety-four percent of fish sold as white tuna was not tuna at all but in many cases a fish known as snake mackerel, or escolar, which contains a toxin that can cause severe diarrhea if more than a few ounces of meat are ingested."

    Just accept that you have no fucking idea what kind of fish you're eating, and, furthermore, that mercury levels in your system are probably past all safe levels already. Or, just become a vegetarian. No one has trouble identifying a motherfucking carrot. (Except for the average American.)







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    Got it. Avoid white tuna.
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    What about a big tasty carp? They're not substituting it with something substandard, are they?

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    Well, if you think you're eating chilean sea bass, you're wrong and I'm surprised they didn't mention that. But I LOVE white tuna & escolar and have never had a problem with either.
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    I've heard some oysters being served in NY are actually large barnacles. Is that true, Witchcurlgirl?

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    ^ yep. they're not bad.

    but if anyone offers you Coney Island Whitefish, just say no.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    Well, if you think you're eating chilean sea bass, you're wrong and I'm surprised they didn't mention that. But I LOVE white tuna & escolar and have never had a problem with either.
    chilean sea bass is a big marketing ploy. the 'real' chilean sea bass is actually called patagonian toothfish but i guess that's less catchy than 'chilean sea bass' so they changed the name for marketing purposes. it's also illegally overfished so it's now endangered. but it's true that most places don't actually sell patagonian toothfish but some other kind of common hake and most people can't tell the difference. once you've had the real thing, though, you can tell. it's soooooo good. and wrong, so wrong. but sooooo delicious.
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    Chris Martin knows...poor man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    but if anyone offers you Coney Island Whitefish, just say no.
    Ughhhh. I just Googled that.
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    I know what I'm eating because either I or my friends catch it ourselves.
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    I think I will leave replies to Shellee's post to those wittier than I...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    I know what I'm eating because either I or my friends catch it ourselves.
    There's nothing like catching crabs with your close friends....

    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    I think I will leave replies to Shellee's post to those wittier than I...
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    For me cod, hake and canned tuna. That's it. I was given Pangasius once and I almost threw up, it tasted like a marsh.

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    Pangasius sounds like something you take amoxycillin for....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    There's nothing like catching crabs with your close friends....



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    Smartass, and I have also gone crabbing with friends.
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