As a little kid growing up in a devout Catholic household, we ate fish on Friday.
Now, I grew up in Kansas, so our choices were pretty limited and a challenge to my mother's considerable culinary skills. She worked wonders with tun noodle casserole. Then there were the new innovations in frozen food - fish sticks and cod cakes. Ah! Cod cakes! I really hated them - broke off little pieces and mashed them uo the undersurface of the dining room table.
As an adult, I never tried cod. Then, last night at The Chatham Squire in downtown Chatham, I was coaxed into trying real, fresh, slept in the Atlantic last night cod fish. And
It was fresh and baked with a light lemony winey sauce. It was so good!
Now I'm thinking of all the other foods that I didn't favor as a child and don't eat now - lima beans, brussels sprouts - and maybe it wasn't the veggies but the companies that put them into little frozen boxes.
Maybe a trip to the farmers market is in order! And cod, at least fresh cod, is being elevated from avoid to eat whenever you get the chance! Especially at The Chatham Squire. I gotta buy a t-shirt!