Dan The Fish Man

Devon Life video

I’m very excited about being filmed by Devon Life magazine, as I’ve been short-listed for their Food and Drink Award. Details to follow.

Fish Lovers’ Saturday Lunch Club at Rick Stein's

Annual pilgrimage to visit Rick Stein's restaurant in Padstow is arranged on Sunday 30th November for lunch. Details to follow soon. Please let me know if you would like to join us for a pre-Christmas treat.

North Devon Foodfest, Sunday 19th October, Barnstaple Pannier Market

This superb event showcases the very finest local produce from across North Devon, and is the highlight of my year. It’s great to meet old friends and to make new ones.

The venue couldn’t be better - Barnstaple’s lovely old pannier market, with its cathedral-like roof, is marvellously atmospheric. West Country food producers will be along in force, offering customers local cheeses, bread, ciders, ales and meats of all kinds.

I’ll be there with my team cooking up my famous thee-fish chowder, served in an edible artisan bread bowl. I’ve teamed up with Graham Blight from Country Cottage Bakery in Bideford, and local greengrocer Edds of Braunton. We’ll be launching our venture at the North Devon Foodfest, so do come along and have a chat with us.

There’ll be cookery demonstrations by talented chefs, including Noel Corston, Thomas Carr, Michael Caines MBE, and Mark Dodson. They’ll give you some exciting new recipes to try out at home.

Thank you very much for all your support in the past year.

My weekend at the Plymouth Seafood Festival

What a wonderful event this turned out to be, and a record-breaking day! It was my first visit and I found it heartening to meet so many new seafoodies.

What I particularly enjoyed was working with my team to help local children prepare and cook the chowder and mussels that we were serving to customers throughout the day. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and I hope we’ve helped to spark an enthusiasm for seafood that they'll carry into their adult lives. That’s what it’s all about – inspiring new generations of seafood lovers!

And, as a fish enthusiast for 25 years, I find it heartening to chat with customers old and new, exchanging recipes and tips. There’s always something to learn, even for an old dog like me!  A sincere thank you to everyone who visited me at this fantastic event. I’m looking forward to being part of it next year.

Plymouth Seafood Festival, 27th and 28th September

If you love fresh fish and seafood, this fantastic two-day event, held on the weekend of the 27th and 28th September, is not to be missed.

I’ll be there with my barrow, and not just selling the best of the West Country fish, but cooking up my famous chowder, each scrumptious portion sold in an artisan bread bowl. And make sure you try my delicious mussels and muscadet.

Why not ask me to cook up some fishy delight that you have a fancy for?

It promises to be an enjoyable occasion for the kids, too. I’m running workshops where they prepare their own fish fingers, and make the acquaintance of live lobsters. So make sure you bring along your children so they can join in the fun.

This is a truly wonderful celebration of the very best in West Country fish and seafood, and I’m proud and delighted to be a part of it.

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