A while back I wrote a review of Australis brand barramundi in which, although disappointed, I held out hope to give the company another chance. Well that chance has finally come thanks to Julie Qiu, Marketing Director for Australis. After she read my blog post she noticed that I did not get the best example … Continue reading Australis Barramundi: The New Review
Recently I read a few articles online about a seafood company that has been backed by Leonardo DiCaprio called Love The Wild. The Actor/Activist/Smooth Customer is dedicated to the health of our oceans and is a big supporter of sustainable and responsible aquaculture. Although I am a supporter of wild-caught fish and traditional fishing communities, … Continue reading Seafood Review: Love The Wild’s Line of Sustainable Fish Entrees
We have an old expression you still hear sometimes in Gloucester. When you know someone who is a cut above the rest, works hard, plays hard, doesn't brag or complain, they are the "finestkind." My friend Shep Means is one such individual. I've never seen the guy without a smile, even after a day digging … Continue reading Steamers In Beer Means Summer Is Here!
Last time I bought fish at a supermarket I got a very fishy piece of wild salmon. This time, at a different store, with a different fish, I had a much better experience. This was an unexpected purchase, I was out of town on work errands when I decided to do some "research" at a … Continue reading Early Season Swordfish Or Freezer Fraud? Either Way It Was Delicious
Back in the days of sail, when Gloucester was the greatest fishing port in the Western Hemisphere, much of the famous schooner fleet was made up of "white-washed yankees." Men from Nova Scotia and Newfoundland who became US citizens in order to prosper doing what they did back home: catch fish. Those days are gone … Continue reading Have You Heard Of Fish And Brewis?
I'm starting to think I'm getting the hang of this blogging stuff. I've recently reached over 100 followers along with some pretty high praise from those I respect in the seafood industry. But I still get excited when my blog gets noticed, and in this most recent case I have an extra reason to be … Continue reading Dover Sole From The Fish Society: A Wish Come True!
There are a lot of different fish I've wanted to try, but most of the fish I eat are local or seasonal species. I'm also in a somewhat dire financial situation, which limits my family's seafood purchases mostly to things I know will be eaten. I can't afford expensive failed experiments. But for this blog … Continue reading Whole Foods: Dover Sole With A Side Of Sticker Shock
I normally don't shop at Market Basket, mostly because it's like shopping a day before the hurricane - every day of the year. I'd rather pay slightly more for the luxury of actually getting through an aisle without someone asking me how my grandmother is doing. It's been even crazier recently because of our big … Continue reading Supermarket Sockeye Salmon
Lent has traditionally been tied to the consumption of seafood and was once part of a series of fasts in the Catholic calendar that forbade meat (with exceptions) for up to 200 days a year. Salt cod and herring were eaten by all ranks, along with any other protein that was allowed in these "lean" … Continue reading Lenten Special: “From Head To Tale” For Kindle For Only 99 Cents!
I've always wanted to try this brand, not only because they are relatively close by, but just out of curiosity. Their line of products which also include soups, broths and canned fish has such unassuming labels that it must be good...right?