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Is that really snapper? Fish imposter scientist

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Sue Stock just sent me this great link to a Miami Herald story about a genetics professor who proves that snapper you ordered is actually cheaper catfish or tilapia.

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Faux Snapper?

This is a really despicable practice. When we first opened blu seafood and bar two years ago, a company tried to sell us something that was not yellowtail snapper, but our Chef caught it immediately. Of course, we stopped dealing with them immediately and the company has since gone out of business. Seafood restaurants, as well as all restaurants, rely on both a good trust-based relationship with their suppliers as well as the keen and talented eye of chefs that can spot any faulty or dishonest deliveries.

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Andrea Weigl has been the food writer at The News & Observer since the summer of 2007. She has won a handful of awards from the Association of Food Journalists and the Society for Features Journalism. Her profile of chef Ashley Christensen titled "A Force of Nature" will be published in the sixth edition of "Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing." She is serving a three-year term on the James Beard Foundation book awards committee. Follow her on Twitter at @andreaweigl.
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