On my walk to Stari Grad, I took another photograph of people fishing at a spot near the Church of St. Matthew. There always seems to be someone fishing along the side of the Bay. It appears to be both a social activity and a way to harvest food. In the past, fishing was so important to some seaside villages that throwing rocks into the sea from the shore was prohibited in order to avoid frightening the fish.
At low tide, the presence of mussels in the Bay becomes more evident. They seem to grow on almost every surface and are a useful, accessible and inexpensive source of nutrition. A large platter of mussels in the local tomato sauce costs about eight Euros in local restaurants.
Charles (Karlo) Baker-Clark
I am a university professor with interests in the relationship of food and culture. I am also a Fulbright Scholar and will deploy to Montenegro in September, 2014 where I will collaborate in teaching and learning about food and culture as well as food tourism. This blog is dedicated to sharing my experiences in Montenegro with you. It is also dedicated to my son Chad who mixes artistry and savvy in teaching people how to bake bread and make pizza.
This site, Zdravo (Hello) From Montenegro, is not an official Fulbright site. The views expressed on this site are entirely those of its author, Charles A. Baker-Clark, and do not represent the views of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. State Department or any of its partner organizations.