Hi /ck/olesterol, e/lit/ist here.
I was reading a book the other day and I came around something that made me wonder. Why is it, that when fish was served at feasts back in the, they used to place the fish head on a plate at the table?
I've read about this over the years, but I started asking myself why this last reading.
It it to show that it was fish and not something else? To show that it was fresh? Why did they do it?
Asian here, we still do this. That is, the guest gets the fish head to show respect. It's just that white people have lost their heritage and the closest thing they have to having anything resembling pride in their own culture is when they complain on the internet that minorities are why they're not a winner.
They're tasty but a large part of the West no longer finds animal parts other than muscle or a bit of fat to be appetizing. Americans are so bad that they don't even like flavorful animals anymore. Some people can't handle the idea that it comes from animals; they want prepackaged, ready to cook pieces of meat as if they were something made in a factory.
My nigger. There is something very very satisfying about that. I was surprised when I visited my friend a few weeks ago, we ate trouts and she filleted them, cut off their heads and picked out the bones before cooking with a tweezer. Her parents are manchildren so they only eat it that way.
>gooks showing respect to fish head
kek, why not just use it to make fish stock or a soup? Head is the best part for that.
This is wrong and stupid. Asian here who has resteraunts connections. We do it to prove what fish it is. Lots of cheaper resteraunts(chinks) use similar fishes and claim they are more expensive fishes. Most people are stupid and cannot differentiate between white fishes. Same reason fish heads are kept with bodies at auction