Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Four Fish

Freshly caught and cataloged today is Paul Greenberg's Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.  He noticed the seasonal variety of fish steadily diminish in fish markets, whose space was increasingly taken up by the four fish of the title: salmon, sea bass, cod, and tuna.  So what, right?  I haven't read it, but given the interview and discussion I heard on Fresh Air, his work should appeal to fans of Michael Pollan. Think pescavore's dilemma, although Greenberg has a different approach.  He knows what he wants to eat, is curious why he his options are diminishing, and goes a step further to look at the broader effects of this seemingly small and personal change.

More info:
Check out Four Fish from the library
Fresh Air interview with author Paul Greenberg

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