Welcome to Hunt Gather Talk, Season Three. This season will focus entirely on fish and seafood, freshwater and salt. Think of this as the podcast behind my latest cookbook, Hook, Line, and Supper, which covers all things aquatic.
I am happy to be working with two title sponsors, E-Fish and Filson. These will be the only two commercial sponsors of the show, a move I’ve made to keep things as uncluttered as possible. I happen to already wear a lot of both Filson and I love what the folks at E-Fish are doing, so it’s a natural fit.
Every episode of Season Three will dig deep into some aspect of the fish and seafood world, from prep and how to sessions to sustainability and the farmed vs. wild debate, to how fish and seafood plays into other world cuisines, to episodes on specific kinds of fish.
In this episode I talk with John Burrows of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute about parasites in fish and seafood. I know, I know, it’s gross, but it is an important thing to know when you are eating fish and seafood. Some parasites are just icky, but others can make you very ill, or, in the case of tapeworm, can even kill you.
We bust a few myths about fish parasites, and give you a good sense of the risks involved.
For more information on this episode, here are some helpful links:
- More about the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.
- What you need to know about making ceviche safely.
- What to know about anasakis worms, a/k/a seal worms, the most common marine parasite.
- Spaghetti worms, which are common in the Gulf of Mexico.
I have brought back Hunt Gather Talk with the hopes that your generosity can help keep it going season after season. My two sponsors help things a lot, but you are the third leg of the stool. Think of this like public radio, only with hunting and fishing and wild food and stuff. No, Hunt Gather Talk won’t be a “pay-to-play” podcast, so you don’t necessarily have to chip in. But I am asking you to consider it. Every little bit helps to pay for editing, servers, and, frankly to keep the lights on here. Thanks in advance for whatever you can contribute!