Due to illegal fishing and general overexploitation, there are various species that are seriously endangered. The new Fish Forward WWF campaign aims at making consumers more aware
His name is Xiphias Gladius, but we call him Mario, the solitary prince with just one hobby: swimming, and he does so all the time, even when he’s sleeping or eating. He lives in the Atlantic Ocean and every day covers hundreds of kilometres in search of food, but in just one thing he is truly methodical, like all his counterparts, namely holidays: these are sacred and always take place in the same place, by the sea of Sicily, and with just one objective, which is neither cultural nor culinary: he wants to pull.
As you may have guessed, Mario is a fish, a swordfish to be precise. For those like Mario one thing is decisive when looking for a partner, not so much the appearance, but as an old proverb goes, “better wed over the mixen than over the moor”. In order to like each other, origin is indeed essential. When swordfish finally find a partner that arrives exactly from where they come from, they court one another by swimming closely, looking in the eye and brushing against each other.
Tecniche, ingredienti e iniziative della ristorazione attenta all'ambiente e agli ideali di Expo 2015, viste da Lisa Casali
Environmental scientist and sustainable cooking expert, she's the author of blog Ecocucina on D di Repubblica and of 5 books including “Tutto fa brodo”, "Autoproduzione in cucina" and "Cucinare in lavastoviglie"