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18

Dec

ALASKA… Juneau and fishing for black cod!

The rain followed us relentlessly all the way from Cordova to Juneau. We arrived in the capital of Alaska and enjoyed another good dinner in The Gold Room of the Banarof hotel… More seafood, of course, with more King Crab, Oysters, seared weathervane Scallops, Halibut…

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18

Dec

ALASKA…. COOKING BLACK COD IN JUNEAU…

…. Having spent the day appreciating the brisk Alaskan weather in the Lynn Channel, Rosemary, Jocelyn and I thawed out for a little while before heading off to our hosts house to cook supper. Joe, Stefan and Rowley met us and we set about preparing a feast for a…

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18

Dec

ALASKA – reflections

Now on our last leg of our Alaska trip we had a look at the melting Middenhall Glacier in Juneau (hoping for a sighting of a bear!!… Sadly still in hiding!) We viewed the regular fisheries meetings where anyone from individual fishermen through to larger companies…

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18

Dec

Face of Billingsgate – Charlie from Viviers….

Charlie Weekes from Viviers (image of Charlie – looking dog tired – to come soon) Charlie is found on the market most days at Viviers Billingsgate stand (shop 26). He has the unenviable task of loading up their lorry in Portsmouth at 10pm Monday through to Friday…

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18

Dec

Holiday Seafood in Portugal

Just had a week in Portugal doing absolutely nothing!.. just sun, swimming pool, reading – and of course the seafood – no such thing as a complete break! We were staying near Silves in a fabulous converted farm house – set in its own land and surrounded…

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18

Dec

SEA BASS WITH A SALT CRUST

There has been some beautiful wild bass on the market this week - and inspired by Raymond Blanc’s cookery programme this week – I am going to cook Salted Baked Bass for this weekend for friends. Raymond created a ‘salt meringue’ to encase a leg of…

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18

Dec

Smoked and Preserved Seafood Day

We had a full complement of students on our pilot smoking day at the school and it was a packed agenda. Ken Condon – our cheeky retired fishmonger – who is always  so popular and welcome member of our team at the school took part in the early market visit…

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