Local eating on tv?

ok, not really. But since I don’t have tv, I’m relying on you folks to fill me in here –

Lobster Wars, the follow up to Deadliest Catch, starts on August 23rd.

If the program gets it right at all, it will be very very interesting. New England fisheries are in rough shape, but seafood remains awesomely delicious and generally healthy (watch out for that mercury). As people interested in local food, seafood seems like a good option, except . . . which seafood? Between the pollution of fish farms, overfished waters, and toxins like mercury, it is all so very complex. Along with several Slow Food Seacoast folks (and consulting some UNH folks who are experts in the field), we put together a short (very short) list of locally available seafood that addresses the above criteria and helps us all come out ahead of the game. It’s available as part of the Seacoast Local Foods Resource Guide (.pdf).

A few of my favorites (including Maine crab) didn’t make the list – for me this means making Maine crab more of a treat, while the other foods become more frequent passers-though on my plate. Mmmm . . . sardines.

(found via Kreblog)

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