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Samphire Picking in the River Dart Estuary (Great British Chefs)

It’s low down dirty work gathering samphire. But that doesn’t mean it’s bad, just that you’ve got to get in the mud and squat, stoop, bend or crawl to pluck the tasty little stems from the earth. A trusty pair of Wellies are obligatory and, as I recently discovered, wearing kneepads would be a smart idea as well. Up until last week, picking samphire meant pointing to a container inside a deli counter and saying something along the lines of “May I please have 100 grams, please?”. Now, after accepting an invitation to Devon by Riverford Organic Farms to harvest wild samphire in the River Dart Estuary, I have a new appreciation for what goes into bringing this crisp and salty coastal treat to my London plate. Continue reading

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In Pictures: Lambing at Langley Chase Organic Farm (Londonist)

In Pictures: Lambing at Langley Chase Organic Farm Londonist, March 30, 2010 12:00 PM Situated in the Wiltshire countryside, Langley Chase Organic Farm is a small farm with some big time fans, such as London chef and restaurateur Mark Hix. … Continue reading

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