Talk:Squid as food

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Section Titles[edit]

The change of the section "Worldwide" and its content into "Squid Preparation" is uncalled-for and culturally insensitive as it erased a lot of culture-specific content (like dish names in various countries). Preparations may be similar, but they have different cultural associations. "Squid Preparation" should be a different section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:01, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

known allergies/symptoms to calamari[edit]

My wife and her friend just spent 5 days/4nights at a resort 90 miles south of Cancun, Mexico. Since they came back 05-05-06 she has been tired, lethargic, diarrœha. Has bumps on her elbows, forehead. Thought it was 2nd degree sunburn, but she is sleeping "real" hard. Only food ate out of ordinary is sushi and calamari. Has no allergies to shellfish/seafood. Any help with this? 02:39, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Did she adhere to don't drink the water? By the way, wikipedia:talk is the last place you should seek medical advice. It's better to just ask your friends. Potatoswatter (talk) 10:47, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

9-21-2010 I've recently had unpleasant reactions after eating at a local restaurant, the first of which caused me to become physically ill (ie vomiting, diarreaha, dizziness), the second time eating there my reaction wasn't as severe but similar symptoms (upset stomach, diarreaha, dizziness). I assumed food poisoning after the first incident but it happened again last night. The common thing I ate both visits was fried Calamari. The first time I ate 4-6 oz. as an appetizer, the second time I had one small piece and stopped. I've never had an allergy to shellfish but I suspect I may be allergic to Calamari. I didn't have any respiratory reaction that I'm aware of. I have suffered from seasonal allergies all my life (Im 45 yr old male). Does this sound like a normal reaction to Calamari or should I look at something else? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeffrop (talkcontribs) 13:05, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

You just completely ignored the above comment, if you think you had a reaction go see a doctor, dont go asking people on wikipedia. especially given this isn't a forum. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:54, 12 August 2013 (UTC)


I prefer Kalamari to Calamari

You probably don't speak English as a first language. Potatoswatter (talk) 10:47, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

I think it is called Calamary- not Calamari ?

You "think"? Potatoswatter (talk) 10:47, 18 April 2008 (UTC)

It's definitely commonly known as Calamari, not with a K at the start or a y at the end.

It's with a 'c', but can be spelled either with a 'i' or a 'y'. [1] [2]
Ending it with a 'y' makes it seem like it's an an adjective.

Article name is limiting[edit]

Why limit this article by the method of preparation? Propose that this article be renamed simply "Calamari" so we can talk about other variations too... Socrates2008 (talk) 08:44, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Article Deletion[edit]

In the English language, calamari is to squid what mutton is to sheep. Deleting the contents of this article and pointing it at squid is considered vandalism. Socrates2008 (talk) 22:32, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Agreed. --Gibmetal 77talk 00:38, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

I have thousands of edits on WP and know what vandalism is. Redirecting a fork of an article back to the main article is not vandalism, it is maintenance. I certainly agree that calamari is a culinary name for squid in English (I started the culinary name article, by the way), but this article claims something completely different: that "calamari is a dish", which is absurd. Yes, fried calamari is the best-known dish in the US made of squid, but that doesn't make the two synonymous, and it is certainly not a global perspective. What's more, if the reason for having a "calamari" article separate from the "As food" section of Squid is that it is an English culinary name, why are the Spanish etc. names included in the opening? Remember, WP is not a multilingual dictionary. --Macrakis (talk)

So as someone with "thousands of edits", you are obviously aware of the merge templates and the Wiki procedure for discussing and agreeing the merging of articles. I wonder why you just deleted the article unilaterally then? In any event, kindly do not do so again without reaching consensus first. Socrates2008 (talk) 06:54, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
I did assume you edits were in good faith, however, as Socrates pointed out you should have discussed this first. The the term Calamari is the most widely used in the English speaking world to describe the dish that is fried squid rings. To a lesser extent, the term in the other languages mentioned is also well known in the English speaking world, especially Calamares. --Gibmetal 77talk 13:52, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

OK, so I acted perhaps too boldly. But there are serious structural problems here. There is an extensive "squid as food" section in the squid article, which is far more complete than this article, and has a "global perspective". Either this article needs to be merged into that, or the squid as food section needs to be moved out to its own article.

I see that this article used to be called "Fried calamari", which is a dish (also called "fried squid", of course), and is a more accurate and unambiguous name. Someone moved it (without discussion) from Fried calamari to Calamari, which is a misleading and ambiguous name. And I question the claim that "calamari is the culinary name for cooked squid". It is a culinary name. No one says "roast sheep", but though "fried calamari" is more common than "fried squid" (Google), "stir-fried squid" is more common than "stir-fried calamari". For "grilled", they come out about even. Interestingly, in Google Books, "fried calamari" and "fried squid" are about equally frequent.

As for the claim that "calamari" by itself denotes "fried squid", I'd like a reliable source for that (which recipedia is not). It's not my experience. --Macrakis (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 17:01, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

Merger of Squid as food with Calamari article[edit]

I agree with the merger in principle, but the article title should be Squid (food), like Fish (food), Chicken (food), Duck (food), etc. "Calamari" is pretty specific to Mediterranean dishes -- OED says "squid as an ingredient in (esp. Mediterranean) cookery". "Squid" is the standard, neutral English word. -- Macrakis 18:20, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

Yes not calamari please. Chensiyuan (talk) 14:40, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Prejudiced Content[edit]

"Calamari originated in Japan... Because everyone knows that all weird shit originates there".

In this single sentence it is possible to detect...let me see...10 types of prejudice. Let´s see...Racism, xenophobia, imperialistic thought, essencialism, evolucionism...i´ll stop here, ok? Please, don´t let this kind of hateful stuff ruin this great public vehicle of information.

Probably the result of someones vandalism. Please, take as a habit to sign your comments with four tildes ~~~~, so we can see when the vandalism occurred, and whether it's still valid. I'll take a look. Said: Rursus 21:21, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
Cleaned away long before my look. Otherwise calamaro tastes somewhat like chicken, if I'm not wrong. Said: Rursus 21:24, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

Calamari v. squid (aus)[edit]

As someone who has had generations of my family (including myself) work in the fishing industry, Calamari - even as a food, is a specific kind of squid. It is not the same as "squid" generic. It is a subspecies of squid that especially in Australia attracts much higher prices, has a different taste, texture (its generally softer, and tastes nicer) and also has slightly different cooking properties.

In Australia, it is also illegal to mislabel fish & seafood products - we cannot label other species of squid as Calamari. However we can label Calamari as squid genericaly, but never do - partially due to the difference in price, mainly because of the difference in taste. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:53, 13 February 2009 (UTC)

Living Squid Korean cuisine[edit]

That is sannakji (octopus), not squid. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Sega31098 (talkcontribs) 05:54, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

No mention on where the squids for food originate[edit]

Hey, I thought I might point out that it is not mentioned where squids for food come from. From pools? are they fished? etc. Not sure how to add this so I hope this reaches the right person. GuySoft (talk) 18:40, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Is the allergies section necessary?[edit]

It seems to be a very minor part of the page, and unless someone intends to develop it further, perhaps it should be removed?Retrolord (talk) 07:35, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

This section should be expanded, not removed. The health benefits and hazards of eating the seafood is distinctly relevant, and are included in other articles on seafoods. However the section could have a more general header, such as "Health hazards", and could be balanced with another section on "Health benefits". --Epipelagic (talk) 20:23, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Calamari steaks?[edit]

Should we include calamari steaks somewhere in the article?--Surv1v4l1st (Talk|Contribs) 17:50, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

I'm fairly sure calamari is specifically the rings not squid steaks. Also, ew. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:56, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

This American Life reference (pig bungs story)[edit]

Original air date was 11 Jan 2013 per Windsor (talk) 18:53, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

How about the nutrition facts of squid? Talking about food, this should be an essential aspect — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:4C50:32C:B200:E1DF:37C8:D26B:8D81 (talk) 22:03, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Squid is delicious[edit]

I've had it so many times! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mphamkawaii (talkcontribs) 02:03, 13 August 2016 (UTC)