Everything you wanted to know about eel farming, but were afraid to ask


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Buzzfeed has actually been doing great long-form work for a while now, glad to see them getting more recognition for it! There's a big list of their stuff at http://www.buzzfeed.com/longform


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I can see it coming: 'Breaking Eel: slippery, disgusting, raw. And that's just the fish.'


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There's really two BuzzFeeds: visual-listicle BuzzFeed and longform analysis BuzzFeed. I thought the quality of the former took a steep dive around the time Ben Smith took over, but the latter more than compensates.


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There goes another one of my favorite foods I'm going to have to give up. Thanks anyway, Buzzfeed.


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The subject was great; the article itself, well, apparently this writer was being paid by the word. It rambles, meanders, forgets to have a point after a while. But I was at least made aware on what's up with eels and fishermen these days. Which begs the question: what do we plebeians do about this? I assume, in the short term, we should stop ordering eel sushi.


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While generally awful, there are a few gems on Buzzfeed if you dig deep enough. Mark Duffy, AKA Copyranter, moved there a while back and has his own channel. He's got a lot of scathing commentary about ads and knows his stuff.
Check him out at http://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter


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You also get elvers in the rivers here in Somerset in the uk. Small fortunes can be made catching elvers on a dark autumn evening that got to the far eastern market

Personally I think that elvers are best fried alive in bacon fat and eaten with scrambled eggs for breakfast which is the traditional way to eat them around here.


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