As the resident seafood distributor, my take on the article: The Globes intentions are good. They are about 75% factually correct. The Pacific Cod substitution drives me crazy. The stuff is crap and tasteless.
They go after Ming Tsai and if I were him I'd be filing a libel suit. Anyone who is eating $20 /lb black cod knows it's not $6 a lb domestic cod and would be offended to be considered in the same realm. Alaskan Butterfish is a widely accepted industry name for Black Cod/Sablefish.
Alma Nove in Hingham gets the star of the day for substituting haddock for cod. Wish all restaurants did that.
Finally, is anyone really surprised the "seafood special" at your local chinese/sushi restaurant is not what you thought it was? I'd hate to know what the chicken really is.
I'd also be curious to know how many of the Globe's advertisers were sampled.
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