Want To Try Eating Jellyfish?
Coming to an aquarium near you, the chance to eat jellyfish! Will you be one of our brave foodies chosen to step up to the plate and dive in? Every day during Jelly Deli we’ll be utilizing these brave volunteers to sample some jellyfish dishes, describing their culinary experience to our guests. What does it taste like? What’s the texture like? Does the chef get top marks for presentation? What better place to be adventurous trying a foreign food than in front of an audience of hundreds.
It’s Really Not That Odd
People have been eating jellyfish for hundreds, if not thousands of years. While it may not be something that shows up in traditional western cuisine, one doesn’t have to look too far back to find other examples of once foreign items which are now common place. Sushi. Quinoa. Soy milk. Will jellyfish one day be as common place as these items? For seafood consumers, if we don’t change our consumption habits, we may not have a choice.
Variety Is The Spice Of Life
And variety may be the key to sustainable food sources. Unfortunately, our demand for “common” seafood like salmon and tuna, have put tremendous pressure on these species. Varying our diet may take some bravery, but it could lead to increased sustainability. Jellyfish may not be for everyone, but there are lots of other great options available. Looking for ideas? Check out oceanwise.ca, a Vancouver Aquarium initiative to help consumers make sustainable choices with their seafood. Bon appetit!
Source: Vancouver Aquarium