Small is beautiful

[First published on Fish on Friday]

Chefs from 20 of the world’s best restaurants gathered in San Sebastián to pledge to serve the “perfect protein” to “save the oceans and feed the world”. Rachel Walker was there too.

A truly stellar gastronomic gathering

A truly stellar gastronomic gathering

“The UN predicts that the world population will grow by 28%, from 7 billion today to over 9 billion in 2050.” That lone sentence flashes up on a screen in a full but silent auditorium in San Sebastián, the gastronomic capital of the Basque region at the northern end of Spain’s Atlantic coast. A second sentence follows. “It also estimates that the world must produce over 70% more food to meet expected greater demand.” A sobering thought…. 

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Tomato sauce – like my grandmother used to make

Ok, so neither of my grandmothers are Italian. They’re Czech and English, so they’re more about knödel and Sunday roasts than tomato sauce. My Czech great grandmother did once claim to have Italian blood. But her grandson quite rightly pointed out that if she did, it must have come across with the Romans…… 

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Green Sauce

Usually I make a bit of effort with the photographs of the food I eat…but on this occasion I failed.
I blame it on the fact that this sauce is so intensely delicious, it disappeared before I could get the lens cap off my camera, so you’ll just have to make do with this unappetizing photograph I took before it was put it on the table which doesn’t do it justice at all!… 

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