Lionfish

CHEFS

This Chef Really, Really Wants You to Eat Iguanas

Green iguanas are an invasive species that destroys vegetation. For Thomas Tennant, that's even more reason to eat them.
Meredith Heil
5.17.19
Invasive species

Why Noma Is Trying to Cook Venomous Fish in Mexico

The only way to combat the highly invasive lionfish is to eat it. But is it tasty enough for the apostles of Nordic cuisine?
Lisa Abend
4.5.17
Futures

Rising Sea Temperatures Are Luring Carnivorous Lionfish into the Mediterranean

The Lionfish, a species native to the Indo-Pacific ocean, has slowly been setting up camp in the Mediterranean.
Emiko Jozuka
6.28.16
Music

How I Went From Being a Backstreet Boy Impersonator to a Sustainable Seafood Chef

Being a fake Backstreet Boy in 1999 meant traveling the world, playing for huge crowds, and even opening for Weird Al. But there's a reason why I gave it up for food.
Tim Tibbitts
6.6.16
Florida

Whole Foods Wants You to Eat This Invasive, Poisonous, Awesome-Looking Fish

With no known predators, the lionfish has been wreaking havoc on Florida's reefs—which is why we should all eat them.
Munchies Staff
5.31.16
Puerto Rico

Why Whole Foods Wants You to Eat This Venomous Fish to Death

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em.
Sarah Emerson
5.27.16
watch

MUNCHIES Eats Iguana and Lionfish on Daily VICE

Watch our staff writer Alex Swerdloff discusses the wild evening he had at New York’s fabled Explorers Club on the latest Daily VICE.
Munchies Staff
3.22.16
EXOTIC ANIMALS

I Ate Iguana and Venomous Lionfish with New York’s Elite

The Explorer's Club’s famous dinner is reputed to be like something out of Andrew Bergman's <i>The Freshman</i>, with a hearty dash of Indiana Jones thrown in for good measure.
Alex Swerdloff
3.22.16
video

Invasive Lionfish in Florida Are Literally Becoming Cannibals

These venomous fish are eating up Florida’s ecosystem.
Rachel Pick
7.27.15
The Fear Digest

Controversial Cartoons, Terrorists, Vacations, and More Things Americans Were Afraid of This Week

Everything scares Americans.
Harry Cheadle
1.11.15
Invasive species

There's a Venomous Fish We Should All Be Eating

If you've ever snorkeled in the Carribean, you've probably spotted the lionfish, a sea creature that resembles an aquatic version of the furry beasts at a Siegfried and Roy show. Beyond their beauty, they pack a painful sting in their venomous spines...
Bridget Shirvell
6.23.14