Squid vs. Calamari - Same or Different?

>> Thursday, August 21, 2008

Let's be honest, who doesn't love calamari? If you haven't tried it you obviously should, its delicious. As most of my dear foodies know, calamari is squid. However, is a squid necessarily calamari?

This question was brought up over dinner this past weekend so I did a little research. Basically calamari is the name of particular types of squid, however, the term is widely used to describe the rings of squid that can be prepared using any species of the squid family.


Ilovetoeat August 25, 2008 at 5:48 AM  

Isn't Calamari the Italian word for squid?

Anonymous December 8, 2009 at 4:42 PM  

acctually calamari is the latin word for ink reffering to the ink the squid use to protect it self


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