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Eastern European immigrants boost carp sales  2007-11-27

Carp, a river fish favoured by anglers but rarely gourmets, has become a surprise hit on supermarket fish counters due to the influx of immigrants from eastern Europe.

Carp is hugely popular in Hungary and Poland, where its eaten on Christmas eve. The fish is often considered to taste muddy but is hugely popular in Hungary and Poland, where it is traditionally eaten on Christmas Eve. UK Supermarket-chain 'Waitrose' says sales of carp are up 50 per cent on last year, as Eastern Europeans search for a taste of home during the festive period. Eastern europeans have to have carp every year otherwise it isn't Christmas." The culmination of the traditional 12-course, meat-free feast on Christmas Eve must include Carp. It is invariably served cold, covered in aspic. 




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