Baccalà (and stoccafisso)

When I first came to live in Rome in the 1980s, one of my most vivid memories is the great tanks of soaking baccalà or salt cod in the neighbourhood alimentari  or grocery shops, especially on Fridays. There were fewer supermarkets then, and more Italians observed the Catholic practice of eating fish (or rather abstained from meat) on Fridays.

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