Seafood Myth Busters

Top four seafood myths and their offshoots.  In this blog post, we’ll take a close look at some of the false concepts floating around (pun intended) about seafood. We’ll see whether these notions are purely fictitious or if they have an element of truth in them. Myth 1 – DAIRY Much A Moo About Nothing   In our culture, the most common myth that’s persisted for far too long is that seafood and dairy can’t be consumed together. There has been no scientific evidence or study that proves this theory…

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Cracking the Code – Your Guide to Cooking Crab

Ancient Wise Saying  There are all kinds of crabs found around the world. The crab that walks miles too far will fall into the pot – Haitian proverb And be made into curries, savoury cakes, melts, dips, soups and more that all the people in the world can’t get enough of. This, inspite of there being 6,793 species of crab that can be found in all of the world’s oceans, in fresh water and on land. The number includes the tiniest species that is a few millimetres wide, and is appropriately…

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Seafood Memories – Part 2

My mom and aunt ran a beauty parlor when I was just a toddler. They definitely were not professionally qualified but I guess they figured they do make up so the rest was just an extension thereof. They did one smart thing though and hired Mary a qualified hair and makeup specialist.  The parlor suffered a fairly quick and painless death but Mary became a family friend and there were trips to her home in Wadala very frequently. For a 6 year old boy turning more and more carnivorous everyday,…

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Questions & Answers – Part 2

We left off last week with these 2 questions to be answered for ourselves before really diving into this business ‘all in’. Do we really see ourselves doing this 5-8 years from now? Why are we really doing this? The second question was the one that really needed to be answered. Sure we loved seafood and wanted much better quality and we wanted variety. This “settling” for inferior quality and lack of options had to stop. We believed that there were more people out there who didn’t realise that they…

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Seafood Memories – Part 1

My earliest recollection of seafood is of mom making fried fish & chips. Of course this only happened after haggling like crazy over like Rs.5 or Rs.10 with our “machhiwali” Suman. White or Silver Pomfret were, by default, huge and cheap! Still, haggling, I always felt, was them having a relationship of some kind. Suman would then take the Pomfret to the balcony behind the kitchen to clean and fillet. This was something I’d always stand and watch her do. It was mesmerizing to me back then. It still is…

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