7 hours ago, weinoo said:
A place like netcost has tons of canned fishes. However, I tend not to like that product as much as the stuff from the Iberian peninsula, France, the US, etc.
I look for wild alaskan salmon in cans - preferably a grade up from pink, something along the lines of sockeye or coho. The places like Great-Alaska do a nice job.
That's useful. I imagine the processing tradition in the eastern Bloc was less sophisticated and picky than the Iberian/Mediterranean just as a result of the fact that only canning the good bits might have been a luxury they couldn't afford. How about other geographies and the standards of their tinned fish? I feel for no rational reason like something from Korea/Japan would be beyond reproach just based on reputation for national persnickitiness and affluence, whereas China might cut corners since tinned fish are not a traditional part of the cuisine that take pride in... But how about stuff from Thailand, or the Philippines? What about mid-Atlantic stuff from the Azores or Canaries? Any tinned fish from the southern hemisphere that is worth tracking down?