How savoury is this seafood dish!

Memories of home washed over me So many things in life are taken for granted, in Jersey, my English Channel home – none more so than fish. When I was young, fish was my staple food. My father was a hobby fisherman, and many a fine table of fresh fish would be presented in our…

Ocean Pie: an amazing fish dish from home!

I grew up on an island (Jersey) where fresh fish is always abundant, so it’s only natural that every now and then I hanker for ocean pie. I grew up eating copious amounts of one type of fish or another, Gran’s cooking always leaving me stuffed but really happy. I would often walk into Gran’s…

Getting hooked on Granny’s fish

Staying with my grandmother was always exciting when I was a young lad. I never knew what I would get for a meal, but it was always a treat. Oh my, what on earth is this? was my initial reaction to kedgeree when she first presented it to me. Smells good, looks stunning, but what,…

Fish and chips – a food for the ages

The Codfish By Anonymous The codfish lays ten thousand eggs, The homely hen lays one. The codfish never cackles To tell you what she’s done. And so we scorn the codfish, While the humble hen we prize, Which only goes to show you That it pays to advertise. In a class all its own, it’s…

A memorable salmon dish

Memories have started to flood back of my “temps passé”, the time a dozen years ago when I travelled through France, and of the people my partner and I encountered in that country; I remember a short stay in St Brieuc in Brittany. We stopped at a little café overlooking a canal, with barges moored…