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Thread #114334   Message #2439212
Posted By: GUEST,Bee (cookieless)
13-Sep-08 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: Fish
Subject: RE: BS: Fish
Inlanders rarely get to taste a good fresh saltwater fish. There's an old story, which may or may not be true - I heard it as a child - about an incident that happened during the Dust Bowl years, when Canadian Prairie farmers were facing starvation. The story goes that Newfoundland and other Atlantic provinces sent railcars of dried salt cod to be given free to the affected people. But very few of them had any idea how to prepare the fish to make it edible, so most of it went to waste.