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Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! Today we are tackling something that I have always found simultaneously revolting and fascinating: The practice of putting a fake “eye” on a cooked fish. I am sure that since the beginning of the time when people started cooking things with eyes, they have been jamming decorative edibles into the empty eye sockets. But...

Fish is marketed in various forms for different uses. Knowing these “cuts” of fish is important in buying fish. From Basic Fish Cookery, 1954 Like this:Like Loading......

“It’s smiling at me…” From Swedish Food, 1948 Like this:Like Loading......

That poor lobster looks exhausted. The only lively looking thing on this buffet is the artfully stabbed cabbage. From Over The Coals, 1975 Like this:Like...

Or bones can be delicately choked on… From Everyday Etiquette, 1956 Like this:Like Loading......

I’ll take some shrimp, a salmon steak, a starfish and a cup of ric-rac coffee. From Over The Coals, 1977 Like this:Like Loading......

The pimentos help them see in the dark. From Fish And Shellfish Over The Coals, approx 1965 Like this:Like Loading......

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