Health

The Appealing and Potentially Lethal Delicacy That Is Fugu

A trio of taxidermied blowfish (fugu in Japanese), 22 species of which are eaten in Japan.
A trio of taxidermied blowfish (fugu in Japanese), 22 species of which are eaten in Japan.Credit…Photograph by Anthony Cotsifas. Styled by Haidee Findlay-Levin

Food Matters

The Appealing and Potentially Lethal Delicacy That Is Fugu

Eating has been a perilous act for most of human history, but Western diners have lately become that much more obsessed with the idea that our meals might destroy us.

A trio of taxidermied blowfish (fugu in Japanese), 22 species of which are eaten in Japan.Credit…Photograph by Anthony Cotsifas. Styled by Haidee Findlay-Levin