The longtime maxim seafood industry, “Eat More Fish!” is well-established and heralded by health advocacy groups such as the American Heart Association, Harvard’s School of Public Health, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Beyond recommending at least two seafood meals a week, these groups advise that, for reasons of nutrient content, sustainability, and pure simple pleasure, consumers vary the type of seafood they… Read More
Christmas is rapidly approaching, along with that mad scramble to find “just the right gift” for the special people in our… Read More
With the theme "Cook Your Culture: the techniques, knowledge, and flavors that define you," this year's International Chef's Congress by StarChefs, which took place from 22 to 24 October in New York City, attracted more than 1,600 chefs from around the… Read More
Around 35.5 million pounds of oysters are harvested and consumed annually in the United States, making the oyster one of the most popular seafood choices in the nation.
When it comes to oysters, the United States is pretty self-sufficient, having a huge diversity of climates and merroirs (the terroir of oysters). To quote M.F.K. Fisher, “American oysters differ as much as American people.”
In the Pacific Northwest, in the pristine… Read More
The world of food these days easily rivals Hollywood and the entertainment world in the number of awards it hands out. And the seafood industry is no exception, with seafood body Seafish and The Caterer magazine teaming up in 2015 to create the Seafood Restaurant of the Year competition in the United Kingdom.
The award is designed to honor five outstanding restaurants cooking and serving delicious seafood dishes in the U.K. The competition… Read More
American diners didn’t used to have it so good when it came to seafood starters. A typical fine-dining menu might feature a prawn cocktail, perhaps a smoked salmon crudité, or maybe oysters.
But as American chefs have embraced a more global cuisine, the result has been a significant broadening of the repertoire of seafood small plates on offer in U.S. restaurants. Now American chefs are adding their own personal signatures to… Read More
There are few foods with such global appeal as smoked salmon, which is wildly popular everywhere from Norway to Tasmania, Scotland to Chile. Smoked salmon was enjoyed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, was held in high regard by the native Americans, and can be traced back to Stone Age coastal communities in the United Kingdom...… Read More
In a relatively short period of time, Australia has evolved from being a nation of meat eaters to one that has an insatiable appetite for the fruits of its surrounding oceans.
Considering the vast majority of the country’s inhabitants dwell close to the ocean, and that chefs aren’t bound by a traditional culinary culture like Japan, France or Italy, it is not surprising that chefs around the world look to Australia for… Read More
It’s a fact of life – some people just prefer meat to seafood. Some may have had a bad experience with seafood in their past. Some may just simply find seafood too intimidating. However, the benefits of eating seafood as an alternative to meat – even occasionally – are too great to ignore. With fantastic health benefits and a much greater variety of flavors and textures, there are innumerable reasons for even the… Read More