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10.18.18

John Bil's Posthumously Released Cookbook Will Change Your Relationship with Seafood

The book by Canada's much-loved seafood fixer will give you a deep reverence for seafood as well as the humans who fish, harvest, and process it responsibly.

5.9.17

Seafood Philosopher John Bil Explains How to Open a Restaurant on 'MUNCHIES: The Podcast'

"I was living in the restaurant, so I literally just camped out that night and watched the fish."

9.28.16

What Happens When You Age Fish?

Would you eat fish that’s over a week old? You're probably doing that already, and that might be just fine, according to seafood legend John Bil.

6.24.16

How Sourcing Seafood Changed John Bil's View of Humanity

We spoke to living legend John Bil about the dark side of seafood and the bright side of converting a derelict power station into a classic French restaurant.

3.10.16

Is Buck-a-Shuck Bullshit?

I spoke to oyster growers, restaurateurs, and master shucker John Bil to find out if we should really be spending our money on $1 oysters.

11.4.15

Oyster Shuckers Gone Wild!

The Shiny Sea Oyster Shucking Championships in PEI is notoriously debauched, with shuckers from all over getting drunk, high, and wild after spending a day competitively shucking shellfish. But this year, the shuckers sobered up.

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4.6.15

Being an Oyster Shucker Makes Me Hate Happy Hour Oysters

Having spent 10 years working on an oyster farm, it pains me to see oysters, which takes five years to grow, being sold for a mere dollar a pop at happy hour.

2.8.14

The Restaurant Guy You Should Have on Speed Dial

Meet the guy successful chefs call when their restaurant opening is swiftly approaching, they're hemorrhaging money, and their contractor just walked off the job.

2.7.14

The Restaurant Guy You Should Have on Speed Dial

John Bil is the person successful chefs call when their restaurant opening is swiftly approaching, they're hemorrhaging money, and their contractor just walked off the job. He's the Mr. Fix It type of miracle worker, but no one can articulate his exact...