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Beware of the effects of the Moon on seafood

July 26, 2009

demon-moon

This isn’t directly related to crabs, but you never know.  It’s certainly something  to think about.

Salmon, the noblest and richest fish taken in fresh water–the largest are the best. They are unlike almost every other fish, are ameliorated by being 3 or 4 days out of water, if kept from heat and the moon, which has much more injurious effect than the sun.

from

AMERICAN COOKERY, OR THE ART OF DRESSING VIANDS, FISH, POULTRY and VEGETABLES, AND THE BEST MODES OF MAKING PASTES, PUFFS, PIES, TARTS, PUDDINGS, CUSTARDS AND PRESERVES, AND ALL KINDS OF CAKES, FROM THE IMPERIAL PLUMB TO PLAIN CAKE. ADAPTED TO THIS COUNTRY, AND ALL GRADES OF LIFE.

By Amelia Simmons, AN AMERICAN ORPHAN.
1796

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12815/12815-8.txt

An American Orphan.  That’s funny.  Snappy title.

Exactly how does one keep the Moon from harming your salmon?

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