Behind the French Menu
Bryan G. Newman
The Broad Whitefish
The broad whitefish on French menus:
The French government stocks the lakes with hatchlings. In this manner fishermen and women, professional and amateur, the restaurants and the diners are ensured a plentiful supply. At least, here they are not over-fished without restocking.
The fish you see and taste in France is very different to another family member of broad whitefish that is offered in Alaska and in the Northern seas. These members of the same family have different diets, and when cooked both have excellent, but, different tastes and textures.