August 10, 1986 |
"I didn't know about them until I started working in the kitchen myself," says Gerri Gilliland, proprietor of Gilliland's in Santa Monica. "They really turn me off." Michael Roberts, chef-partner at Trumps in West Hollywood, calls them "yucky." According to Wolfgang Puck, "They're big and black and really ugly." The subject is parasites. Big, black, unsightly ones that local chefs have been noticing lately in the flesh of that delicious denizen of the deep, swordfish.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1992 |
Heard the fish tale about the one that got away? Here's one about a fish that won't go away. A deep-water swordfish has taken up residency in busy King Harbor in Redondo Beach, where it is sharing space with 1,500 pleasure boats and a sportfishing fleet. Hard-boiled fishermen who normally would be chasing such a fish halfway across the Pacific with their harpoons at the ready were working Tuesday to keep it safe from propellers and dockside anglers.
June 8, 2001 |
To see "Swordfish" is to recall another piscine reference, Virginia wit John Randolph's celebrated description of a corrupt but gifted political opponent as someone who "shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight." A more pithy and accurate review this film is not going to get.
August 17, 1986
Colman Andrews' "Something Fishy About This Swordfish" (Aug. 10) has done all of us fish eaters a great disservice. Why would he write such an article? I will never be able to eat a piece of swordfish again, and all other fish will be suspect. We're going to have to "scale down" our fish consumption. GLORIA LANFELD Beverly Hills
September 29, 1991 |
On the Avalon dock, everything seems the same. Jerry Cicconi walks down the dock, toward the harbor taxi, and the old crowd says hello. The old crowd does not acknowledge mainlanders, or German tourists just off the ferry, or 21-year-olds in G-strings sucking Slurpies. The old crowd acknowledges its own. "Ehhhhh. . . . Jerry," someone says. "Ehh. . . . Guadalupe." Thirty years Cicconi has been walking down this dock.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2000
Ventura has thrown a reception, one to which I never received an invitation but have been forced to attend nonetheless. Unlike most receptions though, where you have a choice of entree, or at least a buffet table to peruse, the city has only offered one course: swordfish. And they are making sure I eat some. I attended the Nov. 6 Ventura City Council meeting along with many other downtown merchants. I chose to speak and did so nervously and not nearly so eloquently as my mind's eye had envisioned.