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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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Gender issues in the Portuguese fishing communities

An article by Nuno Miguel Costa The Portuguese fishing communities were characterised by the long absence of men, who spent many months on the fishing campaigns in Newfoundland. This situation led the women to develop a fundamental role within their communities, their homes and families, becoming essential in the good functioning of the cod fishing […]

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Processing

Hanging the Cod in Norway

Good quality stockfish demands correct weather and temperatures, and this perfect environment is found in Lofoten. In Lofoten, nature provides optimum conditions at exactly the same time that the Winter and Spring Cod arrive at the spawning grounds. This has made the region famous for top-grade stockfish all over the world. Good quality stockfish is […]

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How cod can empower communities?

Provocation Dr. Dele Raheem, Senior Researcher at Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, Finland, shares some reflections on how cod can empower coastal communities There is an interest to expand aquaculture in the Arctic region to promote food security and food sovereignty. An initiative such as the SKREI convention project is an important avenue […]

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Eating

How to prepare a delicious Portuguese Bacalhau à Brás

BY NUNO ALEXANDRE FERREIRA AND JOÃO PEDRO VALE Step 01 To prepare the Portuguese Bacalhau à Brás recipe, start having soaked the salt cod, then remove the skin and bones, and break it apart with your hands. Step 02 Meanwhile, cut the potatoes into matchsticks and the onion into fine rings. Step 03 Fry the potatoes […]

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Imagining Cod

il baccala – Nino Ferrer

Nino Ferrer was an Italian-born French singer-songwriter and author. He was an anthropologist and ethnologist, and he experimented different arts form and practices. He begun to be very successful in Italy in the 1960s with songs which seemed light and easy but they try to talk about important social and political themes. In 1969 he […]

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Eating

Il Ceppo, Vicenza

Il Ceppo is one of the traditional shops in Vicenza, which provided ready-to-eat baccalà, since the 1970s. In this video, Riccardo Boscolo, the CEO, is sharing the history and the secret of how their baccalà is processed and prepared. Play the video to learn more about Il Ceppo and the baccalà! The video portrait has […]

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Il pesce veloce del baltico

Paolo Conte is an Italian singer, composer and pianist. He dedicated this song to Codfish, describing its popular success in the 90s, when this popular fish typical of the poor Italian cuisine, begun to be served in gourmet restaurants. Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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Eating

Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish

Recipe from Jamaica Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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La Mula de Parenzo

The first Italian song which sees the codfish as protagonist is La Mula de Parenzo (the girl from Poreč, an Istrian island), which was sung on a boat by fishermen. It is a very popular song, particularly in the middle and the North of Italy, where baccalà’ and polenta (corn porridge) were the fundamental dishes […]

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Eating

Lasanha de Bacalhau

(Cod Lasagna) Share this: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email

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