Friday, November 03, 2006

Oysters to Oysterage

Garlic butter oysters from the Hanami Japanese Restaurant at the Vancouver Airport. Pan-fried with mushrooms.. not bad.. even better were the gyoza and California roll. A pleasant change to see an airport restaurant managing to serve nice food to a captive market!

A beautiful day on the Aldeburgh seafront.

Dog-friendly town, Aldeburgh.

We did our best to liberate what cheeses we could from the overloaded display at Lawson's Delicatessen: Suffolk Gold, Mrs Temple's blue cheese, St André - a vignotte lookalike - and a wedge of Manchega. Lots of nice looking sheeps' milk cheeses on offer too, and you can fill your bottle of olive oil from a silver keg in the back. Hours of fun.

Here was my welcoming committee to the Butley Orford Oysterage. Some big fat grilled sardines, who followed a very tasty oyster soup - thick and creamy with chopped oysters adrift in its scalding depths.

If you can think of it, they smoke it at Richardson's Smokehouse. Some of their fish in preparation, below.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

So you're off. Bon voyage and all that. I am enjoying the pictures. Sometimes they don't do it for me if I don't know the people or haven't been there but the last couple of days have been dandy. The final one for today especially appeals to me. Is that fish drying? Whatever - I love the shapes.

8:07 p.m.  
Blogger Rhona McAdam said...

Thanks Carla: I added a note to explain (minimally) the fish. They were hanging in front of what I suppose must have been an outdoor smoker, and there was a burly man chopping wood beside them, with smoke pumping out of a nearby wall. All in this lovely Suffolk village with a view of the sea beyond. Best of all there was a sign in the smokehouse shop that said "No Smoking". Not possible to capture all of this (by me anyway) on film.. but I guess that is why we have poetry!

6:55 a.m.  

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