Month: July 2016

On Fish Vases and Seaweed Foraging

You know you work at a unique establishment when you’re ordering a cup of coffee and your next door neighbor offers to buy your cappuccino because out of the corner of her eye she just spotted these new fish vases we put out yesterday and she almost wiped out your whole supply! Indeed, I’ve got fish, and bodies of water more generally, on the brain these days. For the last few weeks, I’ve been honored to conduct outreach for the 2017 Good Food Awards as the co-chair of the newest committee: Preserved Fish. From my first day as an intern there, the curious researcher in me loved going out into markets and scouting new products to investigate, but this iteration of my involvement with the organization has me learning a lot from my colleagues about how we take care of our friends in oceans, rivers, and streams. I’ve also got seaweed on the brain, dried bags of which are pictured in the photo above. Last Thursday I did a crazy thing, which was to set my alarm for 4:30 AM so …