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Napoleon’s favorite

I’m the first fish to ever be canned, under orders from Napoleon Bonaparte to feed his soldiers.

Sardina pilchardus


icon_fishWhat I eat

It depends on my age. Younger hake eat medium-sized fish and cephalopods like squids, while adults show cannibalistic behavior.

icon_globalWhere I’m from

Mediterranean Sea, North Sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Mauritania.

icon_left_rightMature size

At least 11 cm.



icon_helpHow you can help

If you buy me fresh, you can buy me all year, except in December and January when I reproduce.
If you buy me canned, make sure I am MSC certified.

Idea how to cook


wrapped in vine leaves

by Elias Mamalakis