Illinois’ Solution to Asian Carp Invasion: Eat Them
The Asian carp, a species of fish brought from China to the U.S. several decades ago, is a growing concern in the midwest state of Illinois. The number of Asian carp in the state's waterways has soared in recent years, choking out many native fish species. But state officials hope to solve the problem, and also strike a blow against local hunger, by changing public attitudes about the much-maligned fish.
Asian carp found in the Illinois River are large, much too plentiful. Louisiana chef Philippe Parola and fellow chef Tim Creehan are teaming up with Illinois state officials in a campaign to whet (刺激) the public's appetite for the Asian carp. They've got to show people that this fish tastes good.