The Legend of Scrod, New England’s Beloved White Fish
If you were to walk into Ninety Nine Restaurant in the Somerville neighborhood right outside Boston, you might see an unusual term in the description for New England fish and chips: schrod. Yet if you’re from Massachusetts, or the greater New England area, you won’t bat an eye. The term — or its alternate spelling “scrod” — is on restaurant menus all over the region. But if you’re from anywhere else in the US, the term might leave you scratching your head.