kiridono at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 10:56:24 PDT 2008
One of the main dishes I served at our Middle Eastern feast in April was a
Tilapia dish. I didn't worry too much about the bones as I was able to
purchase fillets at our local Restaurant Depot for a very good price.
On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 12:20 AM, Terry Decker
<t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net>wrote:
> Tilapia are freshwater fish of east African origin that have spread
> apparently by themselves into the Middle East. For our purposes, the
> natural range would be from the Nile to Syria. In modern times, they have
> been widely imported as a staple animal for aquaculture. The question to my
> mind is, where and when were they spread in period?
> What do people feel about using tilapia for an event fish?
>> I know it was around in biblical days and in the Roman and early Middle
>> in some countries.
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