Sr. Bacalhau Demands Your Allegiance by Food Network Kitchens in View All Posts, December 16th, 2008
The following article, about the salt cod industry in Portugal, has so many spectacular pullquotes it’s hard to choose just one.
“The greatest friend of Portugal is bacalhau,” said Fernando Santos, an officer of the Friends of Bacalhau, a club that has 46 chapters around the world, hosts salt cod lunches and distributes cod-decorated neckties, pins, baseball caps, T-shirts and flags.
Any friend of bacalhau is a friend of mine, sure. But then, a little further down, you come to this:
To prove it, Mr. Guedes Vaz has set up a small corporate dining room, where Isabel Santos, a chef with no formal training but a lot of loyalty, prepares the company’s premier frozen brand, Sr. Bacalhau (Mr. Cod), in half a dozen different ways.
And it honestly just keeps getting better.
Rupa Bhattacharya, Culinary Writer