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How to eat a jellyfish


In recent years an increasing number of jellyfish have washed up on the shores of the Mediterranean, leading locals to wonder whether one way of getting rid of them might be to eat them.

So what is it like to prepare and eat a jellyfish? Paul Henley went to one restaurant near Barcelona where they are on the menu.

At present the jellyfish served by chef Carme Ruscalleda is imported from Asia, because the European Union does not recognise it as a foodstuff.


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