Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Salt Cod and Pork Scraps...m-m-m

Newfoundland/Labrador is a province of Canada and part of the Atlantic Provinces which includes us here in Nova Scotia.

Fishing is a major industry in Newfoundland/Labrador.

Cod was one of the major fish species in this area before their stocks were depleted by over-fishing.

But before the moratorium on cod fishing, one of the 'ways' to prepare/preserve cod

was to dry it outside in the sun during the summers. 

Summers are short in this region of Canada, so there was no time to waste.

The cod catch was gutted/cleaned and laid out in every available spot.

The whole family was involved in this process.

This is my roundabout way to introduce you to my new/old folk art piece I got on the weekend.

What do you think?

~The title refers to a recipe comprised of salt cod and fried pork fat. It is a very popular 'dish' in this part of Canada. And now that the moratorium on cod has been partially lifted, just maybe this dish will have the comeback it so deserves.~

Oh yes, check out the 'GIVEAWAY' I am having at the top left just below the 'header'!

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