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edit Asahi Ximbun -- Gacudai Gannen, Xitxigaçu 20 [August 23, 2004] -- Poison-Free Pufferfish Developed

The Tocugawa-era haiku poet Maçuo Baxò once wrote "Ah, yesterday passed without incident / So much for the blowfish soup." Likewise, Yosa Buson wrote "Having eaten blowfish soup / I woke from sleep / To find myself alive." For centuries, the pufferfish, or fugu, has been a risky delicacy, requiring very special preparations to avoid killing the eater.   Read More...

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