3/21/11

In the news: Carp, It’s What’s for Lunch

From the Middlebury Magazine:
It’s 10:30 in the morning and Proctor Dining Hall has been serving lunch for half an hour already. There are maybe 40 students sitting in groups of two or three, some with their laptops open while others are talking or reading or studying their notes, highlighters at the ready.

Meanwhile Richard O’Donohue, the Proctor chef, is busy preparing an Indian dish with basmati rice, coconut, sesame seeds, currents, spices, and Asian carp. Yes, Asian carp – the same freshwater fish that has invaded the Mississippi River and other waterways of the Midwest. The same species that eats plankton, puts pressure on popular game fish like bass and walleye, grows to be 80 pounds or more, and is getting perilously close to entering the Great Lakes. Read more

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