Enter The Porgy Boat Chamber: A Chartered Fishing Primer

How to get in on fishing's best-kept secret
Apr 3, 2014 10:00 am

Our new fishing correspondent Helen Cho clocks in with her first story, with advice on how to take on the upcoming fishing season. Here, she offers insights and a primer on how to get in on the scup game. Read on...

Video: Steven Rinella Pulls Dungeness Crab From Alaskan Waters. Makes Us Hungry.

New season of MeatEater begins on Thursday
Jan 8, 2014 4:30 pm

Chances are Steven Rinella is out hunting right now. It's simply what he likes to do and his passion for the sport is the basis of his television show MeatEater, which has the Michigan native heading to exotic places like New Zealand and the Missouri Breaks in Montana. On Thursday night the show returns with an episode that has Rinella traveling to his shack on Alaska’s Prince of Wales Island, where he hunts black bear and catches some large Dungeness crab.

What The Hell To Do With A Whole Fish

Don't just stare at it (as it stares back at you)
Aug 6, 2013 10:00 am

There you are, standing before the fishmonger as he and several pairs of fish eyes ogle you. Yes, it would be easier to just get a neat, pre-filleted piece of flesh, one without a face and a tail. But you’re feeling adventurous. This is the day you man up to the whole fish. So, you casually point out your specimen as your monger nods his approval. Now what?

What Do You Mean That The Fish Is Fresh?

Day boat, farm raised, line caught, flash frozen?
Jul 12, 2013 10:01 am

With a cooking style that blends pork pyrotechnics and a deep knowledge of New England fishing and farming, Tony Maws has become one of Boston's kitchen heroes. And with awards from the James Beard Foundation (Best Chef Northeast 2011) and Food & Wine (Best New Chef 2005), the country has taken notice as well. His Craigie on Main in Cambridge has roots in France, where Maws worked before opening the smaller Bistrot in 2002. This is his monthly letter from Boston.

60 Days To Frankenfish: FDA Set To Approve GMO Salmon

Screw the apocalypse, Big Lox approaches
Dec 21, 2012 3:31 pm

The FDA released a report today suggesting that salmon engineered to grow three times faster than their not-freak counterparts will pose any harm to nature. Okay, I'm sure we'll see about that, but what about us? 

How To Clean Catfish

Catch it, gut it, clean it, cook it. Here's how.
Oct 1, 2012 3:01 pm

The leathery skin of a catfish demands a different approach to cleaning. By first skinning the catfish, you can then either fillet it easily or leave it whole — but gutted — for frying that way, which is a stellar preparation for creek cats in the 14- to 16-inch range.

If You Eat A Fish, Plant A Fish

A new nonprofit wants to re-plant marine ecosystems
May 2, 2012 11:01 am
Photo: milan boers on Flickr

Last week in NYC, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques, showcased a new initiative aimed at seafood sustainability, called Plant A Fish. The name came to him "after a night of heavy drinking," he says. More after the jump...

New Column Alert! Style Guide For Active Dudes

First up: Upgrade your look for a sailing trip
Apr 13, 2012 4:16 pm

Every Friday, The Wish List will bring you a selection of carefully curated looks for a specific occasion. Going fishing off the Florida coast? Foraging in West Virginia? Hunting in Montana? We'll provide you with weekend shopping tips to get you looking your best. Just heading to a friend's BBQ, or hosting a dinner party chez vous? It's cool, we'll have suggestions for these types of more low-impact occasions as well. Bottom line: We wanna help you upgrade your style game. Just because you're grilling in the yard doesn't mean you have to dress like a schlub.


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