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It’s beginning to look like Christmas

The wonders of having the pleasure of getting a plane to the Caribbean and sampling the amazing fish in some shacks on the beach at Tortola British Virgin Island, St Kitts and St Maarten’s, snappers, mahi-mahi, groupers, among all that jerk chicken. I can still taste it, smell it, and feel it. The great news […]

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Upcoming events – December 2018

In need of a bit of a winter warmer? Seasonal Markets are bringing you just the thing. Winter Market – 1 Dec A one-day festival of spicy street food, bars, markets, live music and crafts!   Chilli and Spice Fest – 1 Dec Welcome to Birmingham’s biggest and best celebration of all things spicy: […]

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Food Lovers Course – Every Which Way Techniques

Know your oysters, clams and mussels Join the chef trainers at Billingsgate Seafood School for a relaxed evening of fish or shellfish preparation and cooking. During this hands-on class you will learn how to prepare the selected fish or shellfish in a number of ways and to show-off your techniques at home. The evening ends […]

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Possible ban on some single use plastics in England

So what is single use plastic and why is it a problem? Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year […]

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Forgotten fish stew

This stew is a stunning way to celebrate winter’s wealth of fresh seasonal fish in an easy-to-make one-pot wonder, says Tom Hunt.

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Biggest survey of the UK’s seafood processing sector begins

Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, is taking a deep look in to the UK’s seafood processing sector with a programme of financial, employment and sector research. The research has kicked off with the Processing Sector Census which is carried out every two years to collect information on the size, […]

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Eels ‘could disappear’ from French rivers due to black market trade

Juvenile freshwater eels, known as glass eels, are a delicacy in China Eels are at risk of disappearing from France’s rivers because of an illegal trade spurred on by spiralling prices in Asia.  Sellers in Asia generally look for eels that have been caught before they are fully grown, when they are known as ‘glass eels’ […]

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Upcoming Events – November 2018

  3 Nov – Sea, Salt and Solitude The new fundraising photographic book, together with narratives will be on sale from 3 November, while the exhibition will be on 9 November. The book can later be purchased at popular retailers in Padstow, Port Isaac, Newquay, Rock, Wadebridge and then at Waterstones in Truro, the Eden […]

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Seafish’s new film – ‘Seafood is the Way Forward’

Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, have produced a new film celebrating the entire seafood industry entitled ‘Seafood is the Way Forward’.  The film, launched at this year’s UK Seafood Summit, showcases the whole seafood industry from catch to plate; celebrating the many heroes of the seafood industry and the […]

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Loch Duart runner up in Best Rural Food Business Award

Loch Duart runner up in Best Rural Food Business Award

Loch Duart, the independent salmon farming company based in Sutherland and the Hebrides, has been named as runner up in the Best Food Business category at the Rural Business Awards North during a ceremony in The Last Drop Village Hotel, Bolton. The awards, which are supported by online retailer, Amazon, are a celebration of all […]

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Jack Stein is Shining for ShelterBox

Chef Jack Stein launches “Shine for ShelterBox”

  Celeb chef Jack Stein will “Shine for ShelterBox” this winter – and he wants you to do the same! Jack is encouraging food lovers and party people to do what they do best, whilst also raising money for families around the world caught-up in disaster. ShelterBox is a disaster relief charity that provides vital […]

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Seafood Week – Final Day 8

  Tuna – the cow of the sea! Tuna has a great flavour which stands on its own or with any number of flavours – Oriental, Mediterranean, spices and chillies – just avoid creamy sauces as this is a slightly oilier fish.  It can be flash grilled, griddled or pan-fried but avoid baking as it […]

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