The Strangeness of Eating Fish
Herring in Ukraine to fried whiting on my street. Melville to Jewish legend. How easily we eat fish caught from depths we don’t understand.
Fact-checker at the New Yorker magazine. Loves dogs, men and horses and owns none.
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