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Explore the Arctic Cod through the lens of history, culture and gastronomy. Discover here routes and locations which developed around the fishing, the eating and the processing of Arctic Cod. Dive into our archive simply typing a word or choosing among our categories.

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Maritime Museum of Ílhavo

The Maritime Museum of Ílhavo was founded on August 8, 1937. At an early stage, it had an ethnographic and regional vocation, and it was mainly focused on the riverside populations, asserting itself as a place of memory and conservation of local customs and practices and in the relationship with the agro-maritime activities of the Aveiro […]

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Men and codfish ships

Men and Codfish Ships – http://mmi.t-t.pt The most extraordinary heritage of Ílhavo Maritime Museum is the memory of the Codfish Portuguese fleet – of its mans and ships.This digital archive, made up of more than 20 thousand inscription files in the old Guild of Shipowners of the codfish ships, will function like a social network […]

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Nessekonge’s Dinner

 Nessekonge’ dinner is a project developed by Spontaneous Deuce for SKREI Convention artist residency. The unique event took place at the Lofoten Museet (Norway). The artists took the audience through a journey in the museum, serving a menu comprising of regional salted and dried cod dishes, with the wish to highlight the legacy of the […]

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Pataniscas de Bacalhau

A special recipe from Ricardo Marques, one of SKREI Convention chefs in Residence (Portugal). Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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Processing the fish on board

Severino Tomáz describes in this video portrait how the Cod used to be processed on board, right after being fished. This is another valuable insight on the life of men on board of Cod fishing boats. The video portrait has been produced by Ílhavo Maritime Museum for SKREI Convention project. Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest […]

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Provence Dried Cod

In 1790 Francesco Leonardi, an Italian chef, published his big recipe book L’apicio Moderno and he also inserted the Provence Dried Cod. This french recipe is important because you can observe how the taste is similar in France and Italy. Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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Salt Cod (Bacalao) with Potatoes over Rice

Bacalao is Portuguese dried, salted cod fish.

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Salting of fish

What happened when the fish was caught and gutted? In this video portrait, Hermínio Marques explains the process of salting the fish on board. The video portrait has been produced by Ílhavo Maritime Museum for SKREI Convention project. Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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Severino Tomáz: Fishing for Cod

Severino Tomáz explains how the fishing happened and the techniques used by the men on board of the Cod fishing boats. The video portrait has been produced by Ílhavo Maritime Museum for SKREI Convention project. Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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Skrei Convention Conference

Museum Nord hosted a vibrant weekend festival celebrating Arctic Cod culture on the 12+13 October. This was followed by a conference on historic trade routes with a specific focus on European values past and present, on marine sustainability and food security, bringing together academics, artists, cultural professionals, tourism agencies, politicians and anyone interested, on the […]

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