Monday, June 29, 2009

Go Fish

I love to eat fish, but what with endangered populations, polluting fish farms, high mercury levels and all of the other concerns surrounding seafood these days, it can be very daunting making a trip to the fishmonger or ordering off a restaurant menu. What's healthier for me and the environment- wild Salmon or farmed? And what's the deal with Chilean Sea Bass? (Answers: wild Alaskan is best, and avoid the bass- it's endangered). The Deadliest Catch, indeed.

Luckily for all us pescatarians, Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers have fished around and culled together a definitive guide to what fishies you can eat safely, healthily and guilt-free. Check it out at:
And in case you don't usually carry your laptop with you to Le Bernadin, they also make these printable guides (click here to download the general one or visit the site for more specific regional guides) which you can carry around in your wallet and whip out while the waiter reads the specials. Maybe just don't do it on a first date.

So now you can go back to worrying about more important things... like creme brulée or chocolate soufflé?

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