“Dance! Tsukiji Wonderland! Ha, ha, dance!”

Looks like we may have managed to blag — for later this year — one of the last, early morning, visits to the fish auctions…

…as the old Tsukiji market moves to a new location in early October and we’re there in the last 2 weeks of its life on the old site — one where it’s been located since 1935 — I couldn’t be happier.

Although, I’m not sure that the sellers, who fought for a long time against this enforced move, are so impressed; the new site seems to be a bit of a toxic hell-hole.

Breakfast looks great…

Can’t wait.

And the post title?

This DVD — that I could only find via eBay Japan — is a great 2 hours on the history and commerce of this huge, exciting place, still the largest fish market in the world.

Vegetarian doesn’t mean no blood…

Eating only plants? Or reducing the amount of meat you consume? That’s good. I’m all for it. Seriously. The very fine Richard H Turner is all in favour as well.

But it’s not without a cost to other animals… Read more on that here.

The pig & the charcoal-burner

HT @val_littlewood for reminding me of this piece. And apposite for the upcoming book.

This is more than a little worrying…

HT @killianfox0 of @gannetmag for this set of statistics from the very wonderful, quirky and fun “The Gannet’s Gastronomic Miscellany” which, if you haven’t already rushed out and bought for yourself as a present, you should immediately beg, borrow, or steal (or have someone buy it for you) a copy. Stat!

As they point out, it won’t take much to screw over the entire planet. Variety really is the spice of life. Variety is all.


10 pigs, 10 recipes.

Recipe testing for the upcoming 2018 porcine recipe book. The lucky guinea pig trying it later is @vallittlewood. This one was suggested by a recipe I’d seen made Richard H Turner. I think he’d approve.

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