I’ve never seen this “seafood” at a traditional supermarket before, but I’ve eaten frog legs in Louisiana and Mexico City. “After decades of frustration, one of the least well-known elements of the aquaculture industry, frog farming, could be poised for growth,” writes professor Greg Lutz. Read his article on frog farming here. And one of my favorite nature illustrators, Ernst … Read More
My good friend Harald Zoschke photoshopped the above image for a birthday card for me a few years ago, and it points to a change in my writing career. For years I wrote every book I could think of about chile peppers and spicy food, and that will culminate in mid-March when the University of New Mexico Press publishes The … Read More
We Taste-Test Five Coles Seafood Products
Publisher’s Note: We are happy to taste-test seafood products from other manufacturers. The products must be ready-to-eat, but defrosting and heating are allowed. There is no fee involved. Send your request to me, here: email@example.com. Yesterday, long-time friends and seafood aficionados Leslie Hall and Ellen Tatge joined me in tasting and evaluating one jarred and four tinned products made by … Read More
Some Seafood Products You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
(Image Above: Bottarga Made from Ling, Mullet, and Tuna. Photo by Radobera on Wikimedia Commons. This photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.) Lately I have added another food history subject to write about: seafood and seafood products. Long before I became obsessed with chile peppers and spicy foods, I was a seafood aficionado–I loved … Read More
A Scallop Tasting
So I bought a copy of Totally Scallops by Judy Eberspaecher and examined all the recipes and decided to make Risotto de Scallops, an Italian specialty.