sea urchin

  • Hunter and Gatherer: Uni Diver

    In our new series Hunter and Gatherer, MUNCHIES joins Stephanie Mutz, a Santa Barbara sea urchin diver as she dives deep for California gold.

  • How to Win at China's Incredible Live Fish Markets

    A chef based at Shanghai’s biggest seafood market showed me how to pick out and cook still-twitching crabs, turtles, sea urchins, and rare eels, all while trying to avoid stepping on dead rats.

  • Diving for Salty Gold in California

    Stephanie Mutz is California’s only female sea urchin diver who supplies fresh uni to some of LA’s top restaurants like a drug dealer. She hunts for it in Santa Barbara, a product that has earned the name “California gold” for it’s insanely luscious...