Frozen fish chic

While the foodie trend is to demand we eat only local produce -- wherever we live and no matter how impractical that may be -- the latest trend is even more preposterous:

Eat frozen, not fresh, fish.

Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post writes about the campaign to persuade the public to shun fresh fish  -- at least the portion of it flown in, owing to global warming fears. Frozen fish is said to have a smaller carbon footprint because it doesn't require long distance haulage by air.

Orthodox members of the church of doom thus must now shun the fresh and love the frozen. For the urban elites in their Priuses, it will be interesting to see the reaction to this new doctrine. Fresh fish has almost always been preferred by connoisseurs.

Flash freezing of fresh catch actually can be very good in some cases, such as shrimp. We suppose if you can persuade yourself of global warming, you may be able to talk yourself into believing frozen fish is better.