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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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Foraging, Mark Hix and Whisky (Locally Sourced)

Foraging, Mark Hix and Whisky  Locally Sourced, November 15, 2011 The idea behind our expedition was to get us city slickers close ‘to the wild seas of Skye, where Talisker is made, without leaving our Southern shores’. And it was … Continue reading

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