The fish that can save our bacon

May 26, 2013

The Talmud says we are meant to savour the idea of eating pig, if not actually to do so.

But here’s a way to get round the restriction — the shibuta, or pigfish.

Rabbi Natan Levy brought back a “fish lost to our tradition” when he cooked one at Sunday’s Gefiltefest in London.

The kosher fish, which can be bought at a fishmonger in Euston, has a walnut-sized brain which tastes very much like ham.

But how would Rabbi Levy know? The non-Jewish chef assisting him at the Jewish food festival attes

Last updated: 4:45pm, May 26 2013