Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Lake Trout: Who Knew?
Part of the reason is that the show captures the city of Baltimore in the way that no one has captured a city since Raymond Chandler portrayed L.A. in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. There's a throw-away line somewhere in season 3 or 4 where someone mentions "lake trout" and notes that it's neither a trout nor from a lake.
And I had no idea what they were talking about until I saw John T. Edge's United Tastes piece on it in the New York Times. As it turns out, Atlantic whiting is the most commonly used fish for "lake trout". It's a great piece, and makes me want to learn more about Baltimore. A fascinating city.
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