UPSCALE CHEF CALLS CATFISH 'UNDERRATED'

CHICAGO -- The catfish has been glorified by renowned chef Charlie Trotter, owner of the eponymous restaurant here, in his most recent cookbook, called "Charlie Trotter's Seafood."uce that deserves more civilized treatment."Trotter is one of a growing number of chefs beginning to feature farm-raised catfish -- which the Catfish Institute in Belzoni, Miss., reports is the No. 1 U.S. aquacultured fish

CHICAGO -- The catfish has been glorified by renowned chef Charlie Trotter, owner of the eponymous restaurant here, in his most recent cookbook, called "Charlie Trotter's Seafood."

uce that deserves more civilized treatment."

Trotter is one of a growing number of chefs beginning to feature farm-raised catfish -- which the Catfish Institute in Belzoni, Miss., reports is the No. 1 U.S. aquacultured fish -- in their new American cuisine.