“This is the third or fourth case of an eel in the nose that we have observed.”
Freshwater eel can be toxic if not cooked correctly, so many chefs simply buy it pre-made and microwave before serving. Not at Umezushi, a tiny restaurant behind Manchester Victoria station.
Compiling recipes and anecdotes from Michelin-starred restaurants to local cafes and Turkish joints, East London Food by Rosie Birkett celebrates the area’s diverse dining scene.
F. Cooke pie shop in London has been serving homemade pie, mash, and parsley liquor for generations. “Loads of customers still come in a few days a week,” says owner Joseph Cooke. “We have some in their 90s.”
Due to overfishing, stocks of lingueirão—an odd-looking razor clam once popular in the Portuguese town of Sesimbraare—are in sharp decline. “It's illegal to fish for it in certain areas but people still do,” says local fisherman Senhor Jaime.
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