The Washington Post has a great piece from Jane Black (occasional Serious Eats correspondent) about the “Sardinistas”—a group of fishermen and biologists near California’s Monterey Bay, dedicated to elevating America’s perception of the lowly sardine.
"We want to value what these fish can give to us from an ecological standpoint and a health standpoint,” sardine fanatic Mark Shelley tells Black. “And we think there are real ways to enjoy them." In service of the sardine, Shelley and others are planning to produce a new line of canned sardines, raise awareness about their health benefits, and re-brand the fish in the American marketplace.
It’s an uphill battle, but one that the “Sardinistas” are passionate about. What foods do you think are misunderstood? (And how hard would you fight for them?)
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