Visitors to my blog will be well aware of my penchant for endorsing, promoting and eulogising about the diversity and exceptional quality of UK seafood. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t recognise other equally important and internationally-acclaimed products that are worthy of note, tell a story of utmost provenance and sustainability and are absolutely… Read More The Skrei Story
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Twenty two years ago, lifelong fisherman Edwin (Eddy) Derriman MBE, had a vision. The industry in Devon and Cornwall were faced with the galling reality, that lobster stocks in the South West fisheries were in decline and being continuously exposed to increased effort from both commercial and recreational sectors. This depletion in numbers of adult fish,… Read More A Night to Remember.
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’ve often spoken of the dangers that our fishermen face at sea (and on land) in their timeless pursuit of wild seafood. Indeed, with an unprecedented nine lives being tragically lost in the first half of 2016 alone (Seafish) and more life-changing accidents being recorded than the Alaskan Crab fishery, so graphically portrayed in the… Read More True Grit
Writing about our homegrown seafood and tracing its journey from the fishing grounds to the kitchen, is a pursuit that continues to enthral me in a way that really casts my other lifetime’s exploits into the shadows. Not that I’ve been dissatisfied with anything I’ve accomplished over the years, quite the contrary in fact. However,… Read More Newlyn Unwrapped
For those of you who’ve been following my fishy exploits for the best part of two years now, you’ll have undoubtedly realised that my hankering to revisit the seaborne exploits of my youth, has been all important to me. My love of the sea and the bounty that it yields has resided in me simmering… Read More Full Circle
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