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Poll #1058825 Portuguese fish

"No other fish is so closely associated with Portugal as..."

(From an article in today's European Voice.)


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Sep. 21st, 2007 09:23 am (UTC)
I say "cod" because of a vague recollection that it was Portuguese sailors who were fishing huge quantities on the Grand Banks centuries before Columbus, and that it was cod they were fishing. But I could easily be wrong on both points.
Sep. 21st, 2007 10:15 am (UTC)
Actually, it was the Basque fishermen who were supposed to have found the Grand Banks.
Sep. 21st, 2007 09:36 am (UTC)
Looks like you're making your point!
Sep. 21st, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
So, being both curious and lacking a copy of the journal in question, what was their answer?
Sep. 21st, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
I'm going to wait until my American readers have had a chance to answer!
Sep. 21st, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)

OK, so you're a diplomat. Doesn't mean you have to be diplomatic, does it? Ah, oh, err, yes.
Sep. 21st, 2007 12:03 pm (UTC)
'Bacalao or salted cod' she said in that kind of annoying 'everyone knows that voice'. Don't go for it myself.

Sep. 21st, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Strangely a significant percentage of the world production of stockfish is consumed in Italy, not Portugal.
Sep. 21st, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
Though, belatedly, having answered "tuna", "man-o'-war" struck me...
Sep. 21st, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
Jellyfish, hmm, I wonder if one could make a business of catching those and selling them to the Japanese.

(Having eaten jellyfish, twice, during the recent visit.)
Sep. 21st, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC)
me too!
Sep. 21st, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
I voted anchovy, and then I remembered I meant sardines....
...I miss kippers and fried eggs for breakfast, perversely enough
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