The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays.
Today Kathy looks at Dried and Salted Cod.
Turner Seafoods follows an old family recipe using salt cod for fish cakes from grandmother Nana Turner of St. John’s Newfoundland. Chef Yale Woodson and Olga Sola talk about the production in Melrose for their Gloucester fish market. http://www.turners-seafood.com/
The production of salt cod dates back at least 500 years, to the time of the European discoveries of the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. When explorer Jacques Cartier ’discovered’ the mouth of the St. Laurence River in what is now Canada and claimed it for France, he noted the presence of a thousand Basque boats fishing for cod. More
Photos and video © Kathy Chapman 2013