vrijdag 10 oktober 2014


The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink

A line of salmon tails sticking out of the dirt is an appetizing sight to an Alaskan, especially if the tails come off easely in his hand. This means the fish have ripened into an enigmatic dish known as "stink fish", eaten raw.

The line of tails is the fast food version of the dish. The more time-consuming version, meant to be harvested months later, is a cache pit, lined with wild celery leaves and then filled with salmon or salmon heads.

Beauty is in the tastebuds of the eater, or, as Cervantes puts it in Don Quixote, "Hunger is the best sauce."

A whale grounded on the beach meant good eating to early Alaskans.