Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Don't Knock the Anchovies

Here's a tidbit from the Atlantic Magazine's Food Channel, which has a lot of fascinating foodie articles that you wouldn't expect to see. It's by Ari Weinzweig, who urges the anchovy-wary reader to give those little fishes a second chance. I've loved anchovies for years, so he's preaching to the choir with me. But for most of you who are "anchoviphobes," you've probably been eating crappy ones that don't come from the Mediterranean. The best ones are, it seems, caught by Ortiz of Spain. A bottle like the one above costs $17! Hmmm, maybe I have to stick with the crappy ones?