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
Leaving Yuletide festivities of Epicurean proportions in my wake, I always find myself approaching the terminus of yet another year, with an overwhelming desire to reflect, push on through and start afresh. The doldrums of the season can often seem a little exasperating and although having achieved much over the past twelve months, as soon… Read More Hale and Hearty
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
I love a good coincidence. Sometimes you just sense that an event or moment has happened for either a particularly specific reason or not least because the feelings that it captures, have been borne out of similar inspiration from a like minded soul. So it was with timely reverence, tinged with not a little melancholy,… Read More Welcoming Whitby
It’s seldom that I can profess to have become completely and overwhelmingly entranced with something. I can literally count the occasions singlehandedly. My wife (obvs), the Cornish village of Mousehole, my boat, the occasional dog, autumn skies and oysters to name only a few. However, I can categorically add another to the list in the… Read More Åh Herregud! – A Swedish Seafood Odyssey.
Over the recent weeks whilst I’ve been “living the dream” and pursuing my desire to revisit the watery haunts of my youth, hunting our native lobsters, I’ve encountered quite a diversity of bycatch in my pots, which is always heartening to see and especially more so, when it’s edible. On my first outings back in… Read More Pure Velvet
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