Fugu: Blowfish captivates diners with toxic warning, intoxicating flavor

Fabricant, Florence
February 1996
Nation's Restaurant News;2/19/96, Vol. 30 Issue 8, p37
Trade Publication
Focuses on the fish delicacy called fugu or tiger blowfish. Toxicity of the fish; Need for proper cleaning of the fish; Certification from the US Food & Drug Administration.


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