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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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bluefish Pomatomus saltator, a prime example of a fish which has a very wide distribution, yet is thought of in certain places as being purely local. For anglers on the eastern seaboard of the USA, the ‘blues’ are ‘theirs’. In Turkey, one will meet people who suppose that the beloved lüfer, as they call it, is not to be found except in the region of the Bosporus. Yet this species is found in many parts of the world, in temperate and semi-tropical seas. It is the ‘elft’ of SE Africa and is well known in Australian waters as ‘tailor’.