• Fresh inspiration

    We’re becoming ever more confident with cooking seafood, encouraged by celebrity chefs and a golden age of food writing. Rachel Walker leafs through the best new cookbooks and picks out her favourite seafood recipes.

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  • Magnum octopus

    A delicacy in many cuisines, octopus has long been under-used here, despite being abundant in our waters. But that’s changing, as our cooking gets ever more adventurous, says Rachel Walker.

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  • Champion grub

    On National Fish & Chip Day, Rachel Walker catches up with Bonny and James Ritchie of Simpson’s in Cheltenham, the reigning champions of Britain’s favourite takeaway.

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  • Summer in a glass

    With English wine on a roll, Lucy Bridgers rounds up some of the best examples, still and sparkling, which go brilliantly with seafood for perfect summer drinking.

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  • From pot to plate

    Mike Warner heads to the North Norfolk coast to meet the enterprising Bywater brothers and find out what it takes to catch and prepare the famous Cromer crab.

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  • Hot new thing

    Marcus Bawdon sings the praises of the new breed of small, portable, relatively inexpensive wood-fired ovens: perfect for creating sizzling seafood al fresco.

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Latest articles

Billingsgate insider

Inside tips

Posted on June 24 2016

Haddock, fresh and smoked, rainbow trout, kippers and smoked mackerel with black peppercorns are the pick of Billingsgate this week....

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Salt cod, tomato and olive oil

Posted on June 22 2016

This classic recipe from Duckoup is simple and beautiful – pairing sweet tomatoes with salt cod, and plenty of early harvest olive oil. ...

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Britain’s best seafood

Posted on June 16 2016

The shortlist has been announced for the 2016 Seafood Restaurant of the Year, a national award to showcase excellence in cooking, serving and knowledge of seafood....

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