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Start free Blinkist trial Upgrade to Premium Read or listen now Synopsis Cod charts the rise and fall of the codfish. A major commodity in the European market during the discovery of the New World, cod went on to cause national conflicts and, due to overfishing, eventually became vulnerable to extinction. Find out how this fish changed the world only to end up on the verge of oblivion. You probably like your fish prepared in a certain way, be it fried, steamed or grilled.

But when it comes to cod, many countries, especially those in southern Europe, are traditionalists. They simply eat it salted. This tradition dates back to the Basque people, the earliest fishers to catch cod.

They would preserve the cod by salting it — a technique that turned out to be key in exploiting this invaluable resource. They originally set sail for North America in search of whale meat, which was in high demand in Europe.

But, along the way, they discovered cod. They cured this fish with salt, thereby furnishing themselves with food on their long journeys.

In Europe, the only places to find cod were in Scandinavia and Iceland, and since the Basques were never seen there, nobody knew where they caught their cod.

The European Vikings were already dry-curing their cod, but the salt that the Basques added to the process made the fish last longer and taste even better. While salted codfish provided food for the Basques as they continued their North American journey along the coast of what is now the United States and Canada, it also made them wealthy back home.

Also to their advantage, the Basques were the only ones who knew where to find cod along the coast of North America. They managed to keep this a secret for a while — no easy feat, considering how profitable cod could be. The desire for cod led to many conflicts in both the old and the new world. The invention of longline fishing increased production but also endangered the cod.

The invention of the steam engine and frozen food forever changed industrial fishing. Depleted fish populations inspired Iceland to make a bid to expand national fishing zones. North American cod has become a scarce resource but measures have been taken to get the fish back.

Final summary.

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Mark Kurlansky's Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

Shelves: audiobook Continuing on my histories of odd things and non-fiction binge , I returned to another Mark Kurlansky piece that may leave some readers swimming in the other direction. Kurlansky presents the cod and its importance in world history, which was surely as entertaining and educational as it was unique. Many may think cod as nothing more than a fish that finds its way onto the plate, best served with potatoes and green peas or whatever vegetable one has on hand , but there is a great deal more to Continuing on my histories of odd things and non-fiction binge , I returned to another Mark Kurlansky piece that may leave some readers swimming in the other direction. Many may think cod as nothing more than a fish that finds its way onto the plate, best served with potatoes and green peas or whatever vegetable one has on hand , but there is a great deal more to this creature of the water.

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Author Mark Kurlansky on the Surprising Histories of Salt, Cod and Milk

Start free Blinkist trial Upgrade to Premium Read or listen now Synopsis Cod charts the rise and fall of the codfish. A major commodity in the European market during the discovery of the New World, cod went on to cause national conflicts and, due to overfishing, eventually became vulnerable to extinction. Find out how this fish changed the world only to end up on the verge of oblivion. You probably like your fish prepared in a certain way, be it fried, steamed or grilled. But when it comes to cod, many countries, especially those in southern Europe, are traditionalists. They simply eat it salted. This tradition dates back to the Basque people, the earliest fishers to catch cod.

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