Don’t Tell Adam Platt, But Fugu Is Safe Now

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Without the danger this just looks unappetizing somehow.Photo: James Wojcik


Hot on the heels of Adam Platts death-defying trip to Japan to eat the potentially deadly fugu (blowfish) comes a piece in the Sunday Times on the very subject. It seems that the fugu farmers have this deadly-toxin thing licked, and that, with many of todays new and improved fugu, you couldnt get poisoned if you tried. (Platt actually knew about the safe fugu but hadn't come all the way to Japan to eat safe blowfish.) Of course, since fugu doesnt taste like anything, that doesnt give the world much reason to eat it. Its a true paradox.

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