Poutine, Nonnat and Melet

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By Alan Davidson

Published 1981

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I treat all these tiny fish together because they are often confused. I was not sure about them myself until I had authoritative advice from the Musée Océanographique at Monaco.

Sardines and anchovies in their larval state are known in Provence as poutine – poutine nue (or poutina nuda) so long as they remain without scales, and poutine habillée (or poutina vestida) when the scales appear. These minute fish (hundr