This month at Randall and Aubin in Soho, Chef Patron Ed Baines, inspired by the sights he saw up in Peterhead, has embraced the traceability and provenance of the resurgent North Sea cod and decided to showcase its unique flavour and texture, with these incredibly delicious dishes, which simply have to be sampled to be believed. If… Read More Cod-tastic!
I’m a huge fan of collaboration. It just works, time after time and none more so then when writing about food. When I read, the simply inspirational, Rachel Kelly’s hugely informative and fascinating article in last week’s Sunday Times, I knew straight away, literally after the first two paragraphs, I’d unearthed yet another kindred spirit,… Read More Food For Your Mood.
This is fast becoming a regular event in my fisheries calendar. As I tour the coastline, seeking out the stories behind our native seafood and it’s accompanying and exciting provenance, one fishing port lures me back time after time. I don’t know quite what the deal is with Peterhead – (well I do really). It’s… Read More Buchan’s Best
The last couple of months have been really rather self-indulgent for me. The remnants of a particularly glorious and assuaging “lobster” summer, devoted mostly to the pursuit of my favourite crustacean, has latterly given way to an autumnal surfeit of oysters, (if you can ever have such a thing) and one that I’ve relished every… Read More Sublime in Soho
Along the South coast of the UK right now and in particular, betwixt Portland and Start Point, an annual phenomenon is occurring. An inshore explosion of abundant seafood, that although increasingly important and vital to the local coastal economies of Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, rarely breaks the news in the markets, fishmongers and kitchens of… Read More Cuttles
As many of my followers will be aware, oysters do it for me. Big time. I’ve not yet posted about the hedonistic hit that a dozen Carlingfords will dish out, but an invitation last week to sample some of our finest and most flavoursome native fish, whilst bearing witness to the crossing of embattled shucking… Read More Shucking Good Fun
I’m lucky that being a foodie, I know a few chefs. I’ve met and eaten with some incredible talent over the years, but having a good mate with a reputation in the Suffolk dining scene that goes unsurpassed, is incredibly fortunate. Even more so, when the gift of preparing locally-sourced ingredients and developing them into… Read More Serious About Seafood
Or at least it is when your day job involves harvesting Cromer crabs. Standing amidst a beautifully picturesque and deserted scene at East Runton, on a deliciously warm and serene May morning, I realise that few places exist, where such a harsh and potentially unforgiving working environment, blends seamlessly with that of carefree seaside holidays,… Read More Life’s a Beach