9/20/2008

Tara ... Cod fish

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Cod (tara) as food

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: See below
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation


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Tara comes with some kigo, see below.

The tara has a little beard on its chin and three fins on the back. Two fins are at the tail side.
The Chinese character is composed of the characters for FISH and SNOW.
It is fished in the Northern sea of Okhotsk
A lot of Tara was dried and then eaten piece by piece.


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All Spring




hidara 干鱈 ひだら dried codfish, haddock
hoshidara 乾鱈(ほしだら)



boodara, slices of dried cod 棒鱈(ぼうだら)"Tara stick"

uchidara 打鱈(うちだら)

This is a large fish and once dried, you have to place the pieces into water for two or three days to get soft. It is prepared with bamboo sprouts and wasabi or placed in a nabe hodgepodge.


imoboo芋棒(いもぼう)"potato and Tara stick"
speciality of Kyoto.
Bodara cod slices and ebi-imo, a kind of satoimo, are simmered together.


tara denbu 鱈田夫(たらでんぶ, 鱈田麩) minced flavored cod and other denbu and oboro preparations


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Mid-Winter

hatsu tara 初鱈 (はつたら) first tara of the season

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All Winter

tara 鱈 (たら) codfish, haddock
tara "snow fish" 雪魚(たら)
"real cod", madara 真鱈(まだら), hondara 、本鱈(ほんだら)
"tara along the beach" isodara 磯鱈(いそだら)
"tara in the open sea", okidara 沖鱈(おきだら)

taraba, place to fish for tara 鱈場(たらば)
tarabune, ship to fish for tara 鱈船(たらぶね)
tara ami, net to catch tara 鱈網(たらあみ)


tarachiri, hodgepodge with tara 鱈ちり(たらちり)
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tarajiru, soup with tara 鱈汁(たらじる)
dongarajiru 寒鱈汁(どんがら汁)
speciality of Yamagata prefecture
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Tarako Mandala 虎杖浜たらこ


tarako, roe of the cod 鱈子(たらこ)
The ones from Hokkaido are most famous.
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Worldwide use


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Things found on the way



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HAIKU







躑躅生けてその陰に干鱈割く女
tsutsuji ikete sono kage ni hidara saku onna

azaleas all arranged:
in their shade, a woman
tearing dried cod

Tr. Barnhill


A woman
under the azaleas placed in the pot,
tearing up dried cod.

Tr.Blyth


Azaleas arranged -
Behind the flowers a woman
Cutting up dried codfish.

Tr. Nelson/Saito



azaleas in a bucket -
in their shade, a woman
tearing up a dried codfish


.. on the way from Otsu to Minakuchi
Tr. Makoto Ueda


A branch of wild azalea
thrown into a bucket, behind,
a woman tearing
the meat of a dried codfish.

Tr. Yuasa


Written in 1687 貞亨2年, Nozarashi Kiko

Nozarashi Kiko 野ざらし紀行
. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .



MORE - hokku about food by
. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .


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米倉は空しく干鱈少し積み          

Takahama Kyoshi 高浜虚子
http://www.ami-yacon.jp/yume_haiku/yume_haiku_250_tara.htm

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鱈汁のうま味と湯気も一気喰い
tarajiru no umami to yuge mo ikki kui

delicious cod soup ...
I even relish
the hot steam



大物の鱈の塩焼き今は冬
oomono no tara no shioyaki ima wa fuyu

a real big cod
fried with salt ...
that is what I call winter



日本海大物鱈は宴たけて
Nihonkai oomonodara wa entakete

Sea of Japan ...
a big cod is the center
of our merrymaking


source :  www7.ocn.ne.jp
Tr. Gabi Greve


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Related words

***** Soups

***** WASHOKU : INGREDIENTS

WASHOKU : FISH and SEAFOOD

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1 comment:

Gabi Greve - Basho archives said...

躑躅生けてその陰に干鱈割く女
tsutsuji ikete / sono kage ni / hidara saku onna
tsutsuji ikete sono kage ni hidara saku onna

azaleas all arranged:
in their shade, a woman
tearing dried cod

Matsuo Basho
trans. Barnhill

This has been translated into Spanish as:

Ante un florero lleno de azaleas
Una mujer
Desmenuzando bacalao seco

trans. not known
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