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Short Answer Garum production and consumption declined because increasing instability in the late Western Empire disrupted production and trade (and not just of garum). Further, a key ingredient - salt - became too expensive and pirates undermined the trade routes. Note also that garum was far from the only thing that declined or disappeared along with the ...


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Alas, this dish is extinct now. I don't know when & why garum disappeared. But I do know it is widely used, be it in a different part of the world. Garum is highly popular in Asia. It's widely used a.o. in Thailand, where it is made and sold as pla ra (ปลาร้า). The Vietnamese like it too, as do other Asian cultures. Yes, it still stinks to the skies. If ...


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