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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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18

Dec

SQUID V CUTTLEFISH

I have written about this before – but cuttlefish is one of our favourites at the  seafood school: we like preparing it and then cooking it in a number of different ways, it is versatile and easy to cook. One favourite is the tentacle casserole slowly braised…

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