Re: Piranha Lore Wanted

Leuzinger (
Tue, 9 May 1995 18:49:08 GMT wrote:

> I am collecting any information that I can find on local customs, ceremony,
> and lore and legend that surround the carnivorous, South American family of
> fish (Serrasalmidae), that includes the Piranha.

Famous is the "sopa de piranha", a soup that is supposed to give new
strenghs to "tired" men ...
When we go to the Pantanal, and we have no better fish, we frie the
piranha. You just have to cut up the whole side of the fish as many times
as possible, so you break up the "spines" (?). Then it's even a delicious
fish ...

> I am compiling this information for a book that I am writing on Piranha and
> their relatives.

> I could even use some of those special local recipes for cooking these fine
> fish!

> Any comment or reply is appreciated. Email is preferred.

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> Rodney W. Harper
> Writer, Scientist, Philosopher, and connoisseur of exquisite fast foods.
> Grand Bay, Alabama
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