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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,507 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mark Kurlansky Narrator: Richard M. Davidson Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The innocuous cod has been the subject of international wars, national diets, economies, livelihoods, and health in general. Mark Kurlansky approaches the cod with his love of food and food culture, and leaps into history, folklore, and even recipes dating to the fourteenth century and forward. This famous fish spurred interest in the development of North America, and caused a whole nation of people to jump into fishing and ocean exploration. Including word origins, this audiobook also contains recipes and uses for all kinds of cod. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Alison | 2/19/2014

    " This is a great nonfiction read even if you are not even that interested in fish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicholas | 2/17/2014

    " A great book and something of an obituary for a once-staple food of the Western world. I read this as a sort of addendum to Kurlansky's Salt, as I had really enjoyed that book. This goes into more detail about the cod fishery, but if you have already read Salt this is shorter and covers less ground so it has a bit less impact. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jesse | 2/2/2014

    " I didn't realize how little I knew about the history of Iceland. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marianne Meyers | 1/30/2014

    " This was a fascinating story on so many levels. Cultures, civilizations, fisherman, fishing communities, the habits of cod, schooners and dories, an ecological disaster made by humans, and wonderful recipes, some historic. There is a lot to learn in this history, many things we take for granted. "

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