fish shops

Our little local shopping street (Hoole, Chester) now boasts a brand new fish shop. When it opened there was a little knot of people on the pavement, getting excited about the prospect of being able to buy decent fresh fish locally again, and the fishmonger tells me that he is doing very nicely indeed, much better than expected. He sells manx kippers, small brown shrimps from Morecambe bay, and salt cod; also fresh game and quail eggs. He has even offered to try and source gesiers de canard for me (he already sells duck confit).

All of this, it seems to me, is in direct contradiction of what has been happening in local high streets, and yet it is thriving, and the owner has taken on more staff. I am surprised, but very pleased, that it could happen.

3 comments to this

ramtops said on 22 Feb 2006 at 14:06:53:

how lucky you are!  Fishmongers - indeed, almost all mongers, appear to be a thing of the past.  I lived in Gorlestone, just outside Great Yarmouth, many years ago; there was a fish shop on the High Street there, but he was going to close down soon because of all the "rules and regulations" - he'd been running it for years and years.

sasha said on 22 Feb 2006 at 16:34:27:

A bit of a side issue, Sue, but (as you may well be aware) it's dead easy to make your own duck confit.

ramtops said on 22 Feb 2006 at 16:36:52:

give us a recipe then, Sasha!

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