Features


  • Ins and outs

    As a flotilla of pro-Brexit fishing vessels arrives in London, Emily Clark reports on why so many fishermen want to leave the EU – and why conservationists think we should stay in.

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  • Magnum octopus

    Rachel Walker discovers that the apparently exotic octopus is actually native to our shores: abundant and delicious, this historically under-used delicacy is becoming more popular here as home cooks get ever more adventurous.

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  • Champion grub

    To celebrate 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

    In celebration of English Wine Week, 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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  • Safety net

    The RNLI launched 478 lifeboats to commercial fishing vessels in 2015 alone. And that’s not the only way that they look after fishermen’s safety, as Laura Rainbow explains.

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  • Britain’s best seafood festivals

    Seafood festivals have become a real highlight of the year in towns all around the coast. Here’s Rachel Walker’s pick of the bunch.

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  • Roots and spices

    Sumayya Usmani casts a shimmering new light on Pakistani cuisine with her debut cookbook, Summers Under The Tamarind Tree. Here she talks about growing up at sea and the Scottish seafood she now uses instead of the Karachi catch of her youth.

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  • Young and beautiful

    The lobster’s reputation for enduring love may be an urban myth, but it’s helping the National Lobster Hatchery do great work in enhancing stocks around Cornwall, says Alice Wright.

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  • Wild about whelks

    Mike Warner gets wild about whelks, a Great British gastropod that’s sadly under-appreciated over here, but much prized on the Continent and in the Far East.

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  • Who ate all the pies?

    As British Pie Week draws to a close, judge Rachel Walker gives the inside scoop on scoring the eighth annual Pie Awards, and talks coulibiacs, crimping and the perfect fish pie.

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  • A family affair

    As Norway comes to London to celebrate its fish and fishing with a pop-up Cod Feast, Rachel Walker discovers what it takes to preserve a unique culinary and cultural heritage.

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