Culinary Anthropology: Shad Roe the Lost Ingredient

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Roe Finds Its Way

"How the egg sacs of the shad went from lost ingredient to cool harbinger of spring. Plus: What to drink with shad roe"

Since the last Ice Age, the American shad, a 2-foot-long herring with a perpetually scared look in its eyes, has returned from its deep ocean wintering grounds ...
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Spring Fish
When I went to my local fishmonger recently, I noticed beside the glistening sets of shad roe a couple of unmarked plastic containers ...
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Chef's News
In the interest of cultural and culinary exchange, the Gohan Society offers professional chefs - including ones from Daniel and wd-50 - the opportunity to learn the art of Japanese fish mastery, ...
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Essential Techniques
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Caviar News
A farm in Latvia has developed a method of extracting caviar that keeps the fish alive – and is consequently helping to save the sturgeon from extinction. ...
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