Tag Archives: seafood


Recipe – Baccala (Cod Fish Stew)

The following recipe is from the Italian (paternal) side of my family.  The principal ingredient is salt cod or baccala.  This dish was served on Good Friday every year before Easter.  Though my paternal family, who are mainly Catholics, do not abstain from meat as part of the tradition of Lent any longer, their ancestors… Continue Reading »

Turkish Proverb

“Denizden babam ç?ksa yerim.” “If the sea my father comes out of I will eat.” “I would eat my own father if he came out of the sea.” The informant is a 23-year-old from Istanbul, Turkey. I met her when we were working right outside of Rocky Mountain National Park one summer. I heard this… Continue Reading »