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Riverfood with Coopers

Rivers in and around London are teeming with edible species which are under represented on our plates. Yes, eating anything that swim in the Thames used to kill you but the water quality has improved a lot as shown by the recent heroic swims along its length.

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Coopers Riverfood Great view of Tower Bridge

Great view of Tower Bridge

Further down the estuary in Kent, it’s a lot richer in edible river life like pike, shellfish and eels. There are 125 edible species of fish in English rivers.

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Shucking Kentish Oysters – These were the small ones, the big ones get up to 1lb in weight!

Mad rush for the oysters

Mad rush for the oysters

Fish on the BBQ

Fish on the BBQ and a kitchen with a view!

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smoked pike
Smoked Pike
What were these creatures again?

What were these creatures again?

On the launch of their restaurant consultancy, Coopers hosted a gastro trip on the MV Royalty and took us for a breezy ride along the Thames and served up a variety of eats sourced from rivers and estuaries in England.

View of Big Ben and Westminster Bridge from the river

View of Big Ben and Westminster Bridge from the river

Eat Cook Explore was a guest of Coopers

 

 

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  1. Those creatures are whelks;) well known english seaside food!!!

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