Everyone knows that the popularity of the McDonald’s McNugget led to the eradication of the passenger pigeon, the Bering cackling goose, and the Spix’s macaw. That’s ancient history, man. But, as I wrote last week, there’s a far less tragic outcome in store for the invasive fish formerly known as the Asian carp, aka the […]
Tag: Asian carp
Chả Cá Nuggs takes a nose-to-tail fin approach to eating the invasive copi
The invasive fish formerly known as Asian carp was renamed “copi” earlier this summer by the Department of Natural Resources. Short for “copious,” the state hopes that a vaguely Mediterranean-sounding rebranding will entice consumers to eat more of the bony, obscenely prolific, freshwater filter feeders that have outcompeted native species for all that good Illinois […]
Major food scoop in this week’s Reader
Find it in the third edition of the Chicago FoodCultura Clarion.
When one’s trash is another’s . . . house cat
The new anthology Trash Animals considers our relationships with the wild and the unwelcome.
Anti-Arab bias is an easy target for satire, but Invasion! misses the mark
Anti-Arab bias is an easy target for satire, but Invasion! misses the mark.
Got yak phlegm?
From disappearing cocoa nib consomme to escaped eels, it was a lively year for Key Ingredient
Invasive species, while supplies last!
At Taste of Chicago, Dirk’s Fish Shop teams up with the Department of Natural Resources to give out free Asian carp sliders. Yum?
One Bite: Asian carp hot pot at Ma Gong La Po
Do your part in the war on Asian carp with this blazing Sichuanese hot pot
Key Ingredient: Asian carp
In this week’s chef-to-chef challenge, Blackbird pastry chef Bryce Caron takes on Asian carp
This week in Food & Drink
This week—January 12-18, 2012—in Food & Drink
Key Ingredient turns 50 (episodes)
Thoughts on the first 50 episodes of Key Ingredient
The evolving relationship between humans and exotic fauna, plus foxes and coyotes, Asian carp, and white-tailed deer.
The depths of urban living
Several people were already in the lake when I got to Albion Beach the other morning—two kids playing in the shallows, an old guy wielding a metal detector as he waded over the first sandbar, and a few of my kind—distance swimmers paddling steadily through water turned gold by the sun a hundred yards offshore. […]
The E-Dogz Food Trailer Is Up and Running—and Free
Eric May’s E-Dogz free food trailer is up and running outside the Block Museum of Art.
Invasive Crayfish Taste Better in Illinois
scratanut/Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic A tradition of Cajun cooking has emerged deep in the north woods of Wisconsin, spurred by the battle against the rusty crayfish. For years, students from the state university working with the Department of Natural Resources have been hauling countless buckets of rusties from the waters of Sparkling Lake, five […]