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.
The wild foods I have the most experience with — dating back to when I was a toddler — are seaside foods like clams, sea beans, beach peas and little fish and crabs. In this episode I geek out with my fellow seaside forager Kirk Lombard all about this sort of hunting and gathering.
We ranged all over the map when it comes to gathering the fruits of the seashore, from clams and such to little fish, monkeyface eels and more. Kirk’s book The Sea Forager is a fantastic guide to nearshore gathering and fishing, and we totally geek out on odd tidepool edibles.
For more information on this episode, here are some helpful links:
- Here is the Sea Forager website — Kirk runs a CSA for seafood if you are in California’s Bay Area.
- If you want to learn more about Kirk, you can read more here.
- Kirk’s TED Talk on eating little fish.
- Kirk on NPR.
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!