Salmon and smoked salmon were once a great luxury, but thanks to fish farming this king of the river and sea is now more ubiquitous than the cod (which due to overfishing is now almost achieving luxury status!). There is of course very good farmed fish, but usually you get what you pay for. Cheap salmon is bland and overly fatty and while passable as a fish cake the smoking process seems to highlight any flaws in the fish.
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Chablis is a region to the south of Champagne and to the north of Burgundy in northern France. They only make white wine from the Chardonnay grape variety. Unlike most Chardonnay Chablis is traditionally unoaked.When it is good it is very, very good – a fine balance between rich, creamy texture and flinty dryness – but when it is bad – acidic and bitter – it is horrid. Read more