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Old 01.02.2015, 22:24
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Re: Swiss 'Fish' species racism!

Spot on BM- being a landlocked country, Swiss people are not used to eat strong sea fish. Perch filets and palée, mild lake fish, and pike (which has quite a strong taste many Swiss do not like) and salmon are ok, but stronger sea fish was not available here until recently, and certainly not part of the eating habits of the Swiss, especially not the older generation.
Marianne Kaltenbach begs to differ. She lists quite a few bacalao recipes in her reference book on Swiss cuisine. According to her fish was a traditional catholic dish during lent.

The only decent fish shops arrived here with the Spanish and Portuguese immigrants in the 80s. So calling this 'fish' racism is just stupid, really- and shows little understanding of the geography and culture of Switzerland.

It is the same all over the world- food you grow up with are easier to eat than foods from the other side of the world for some....
People born in the 80s are in their late 20s/early 30s today. Plenty of those do not like fish.
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