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Saturday, June 5, 2010
Wild Salmon Season Begins
Since I've sworn off farmed salmon -- even the organic version -- the start of wild salmon season is especially welcome.
Today at Findlay Market, Luken's has Copper River salmon for $22 a pound. That's steep, compared to the farmed stuff, but it's so healthy and tastes great.
I am old enough to remember when salmon was a rare treat because it was expensive. That was before salmon farming and the resulting $8 a pound "Atlantic salmon" or other similarly named products.
If you're not convinced that farmed salmon is a health hazard, click here. It's from Dr. Andrew Weil, whom I consider a credible source. Also check out the blog Farmed and Dangerous. And here's a site that goes into detail about what "organic farmed salmon" is.
Meanwhile, wild salmon season only lasts a couple of months, at most. Look for it at Whole Foods, Jungle Jim's, and seafood specialty stores. (Best prices tend to be at Jungle Jim's.)
My day job is college professor -- of mass communication and journalism, at the University of Cincinnati. I've probably got a few more years to go, and it's a good gig. Love to travel, cook, dine out, and work out.