Category Archives: Smoked Fish

Eel – the Fish of Mystery and Papal Gluttony

We know less about eels than most other species we eat. So deep is the Sargasso Sea, where they spawn, that few know what happens down in the depths. That they are mystery excites me more. That the Maori people … Continue reading

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Imagine, then Realise ‘No Compromise’ Shopping

A chance meeting with the effervescent Claudio Volpetti, co-owner with brother Emilio of one of Rome’s finest food stores located on the edge of Testaccio at Via Marmorata 47, set a thought in my mind. “After Slow Food must come … Continue reading

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Dog Fish and Dog Fight

“It’s dog eat dog down there,” confided Tony, son of Bob Fish on one of London’s oldest street markets. This is Deptford, minutes on foot from the Thames, but Tony was telling me about the sea. He told me this: … Continue reading

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