Dive Into The Crail Food Festival...


Dive into a scrumptious foodie adventure - by the sea - at the 8th Annual Crail Food Festival, this weekend!

Expect enticing aromas, sizzlin’ bbqs, expert talks, mouth-watering tasters and boat loads more from Scotland’s artisan food and drink producers.

Jim Knox - resident seafood specialist at The Fisherman’s Larder - will be at the harbour across the weekend, hosting pop-up ‘dressing a crab’ demonstrations.

Catch him at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Discover more about the festival at crailfoodfest.co.uk

A Dressed Crab Supper For Summer 2018?


Treating yourself to a chippy this weekend? Well, make it extra special…
Our locally sourced, hand-prepared, #dressedcrab, straight from The Fisherman's Larder is back on the menu at the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar!
Find out more about them at anstrutherfishbar.co.uk.

This Ship Has Sailed! Goodbye Summer 2017... (a short film)


This week, we mark the end of another summer season for The Fisherman's Larder. We've had a great few months, producing hand-prepared dressed crab and sourcing just-caught, local, sustainable shellfish from hard-working fisherman out of Pittenweem and around the East Neuk. Once again, our delicious seafood has found its way to many loyal, regular and brand new clients. Thank you all for your support.

We've also had a great time hosting demonstrations and attending local markets and events. Highlights include Anstruther Harbour Festival, A Taste Of Summer at Ardross, Bowhouse Market, our own charity event, The Mermaid Cafe, our photo shoot with Dom at Duke Photography and last - but not least - filming with Stuart at Granite Creative Productions.

During the last couple of months, Stuart has joined Jim behind the scenes at The Fisherman's Larder to discover how our shellfish finds its way '...out of the sea, onto your plate'. During filming, both Stuart and Jim accompanied fisherman Richard Scott on board his boat The Fiona S, to see Jim diving back into his element: hauling in creels and landing the catch. Later, Stuart followed Jim on deliveries up and down the coast, with stops including Ardross Farm Shop in Elie, East Pier Smokehouse in St Monans, The FMA Fish Shop at Pittenweem Fish Market and the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar. Finally, we served up an alfresco seafood lunch in our back garden, to showcase the simple pleasure of enjoying locally caught, sustainable seafood.

So, as we say goodbye to another action-packed summer season, we're delighted to reveal the final cut of our short film, a celebration of seafood, which beautifully captures the essence of The Fisherman's Larder....


Come On Down To The Mermaid Cafe...


Ahoy!  It’s been a busy weekend for The Fisherman's Larder!

We’ve just hosted The Mermaid Cafe - our ‘sail out', pop-up event in aid of RNLI (Anstruther Lifeboat) 
and British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

The Mermaid Cafe welcomed 30 adults and 14 children into our driftwood garden for an alfresco celebration of the sea - with a mouth-watering menu featuring locally sourced, sustainably caught seafood, homegrown vegetables & herbs and local, artisan ingredients. And the weather held fast for us all day!

We’re delighted to confirm that we raised £300 for two courageous charities - both saving lives at sea!

Scroll through the images to view our official invitation and finalised menu. Also, take a peek behind the scenes of our outdoor venue, via images from a pre-event photo shoot with Duke Photography. There are also a couple of post-event shots of Jim and crew enjoying the ‘after show’ party!


SPECIAL THANKS

* Darnley's Gin (for bringing their gin home to the East Neuk Of Fife! Now distilled at Kingsbarns Distillery & Visitor Centre, we loved using the spiced variety as the base for our seaside gin and garden strawberry fizz)

*Vegware (who create a range of completely compostable  disposables, ensuring that parties and events don’t have to cost the earth - or the ocean)

*East Neuk Shellfish + Fisherman Tam (who donated scrumptious, just-caught local shellfish)

*Pittenweem Chocolate Company (who donated their divine Salt + Caramel Chocolate, handmade in Pittenweem)

*The Golf Hotel Crail for lending us glassware and The Spindrift Guest House for lending us extra tables.

*Our fabulous guests - who quickly booked their spaces, travelled from all over the East Neuk, as far afield as Aviemore, Glasgow and Uruguay, braved a chilly September afternoon and gave generously to our two amazing charities. You were brilliant. THANK YOU! 

*Dominic Ibbotson at Duke Photography (whose stunning images say it all!)

*Event produced by Acoustic Wave - boutique media, marketing & entertainment studio

SUPPORT RNLI + BDMLR 

These incredible charities are saving seafarers and marine life everyday
Find out more at rnli.org and bdmlr.org.uk.

Hopefully, The Mermaid Cafe will swim into Pittenweem again next spring. Until then, bon voyage…















Save The Date! The Fisherman's Larder @ Bowhouse Food Weekend



Date For Your Diary! Catch The Fisherman's Larder​ at Bowhouse​ Food Weekend on Sunday 24th September - a laid-back, vibrant + bustling indoor market celebrating artisan makers and producers from in and around Fife.

Beneath the roof of an impressively converted barn, imagine sizzling street-food and off-the-beaten-track delicacies, mouth-watering aromas, rain-proof picnic areas,  gourmet ingredients, demonstrations,  a treasure trove of take-home treats, local craft drinks, children’s entertainment…oh, and a favourite with seafood…prosecco!

We’ll be there with our shellfish - ready-to-eat or take home - sustainably caught in creels from waters just a hop, skip and a sail from the Bowhouse venue.

From The Fisherman’s Larder: hand-picked and hand-prepared dressed crab (with no additives), decadent mini lobster cocktail pots, cooked lobster and cooked crab!

Discover more and whet your appetite at facebook.com/BowhouseFife/
Or go straight to the Bowhouse Food Weekend.

thefishermanslarder.co.uk …out of the sea, onto your plate.

Fishing For Compliments! Here's One We Caught Earlier...


"Jim Knox combines the jobs of a bespoke fishmonger and a raconteur of fishing lore" 
- Michael Raffael, 'Lust For Fife' Gourmet Traveller (Food and Travel Magazine)
 circa Spring 2014

#FishingForCompliments #Throwback #GourmetTraveller

Journalist: Michael Raffael
Photographer: Moe Kafer

See a film clip below from their visit, featuring Jim Knox of The Fisherman's Larder, or go to vimeo.com/74640995

 

Fife Langostines from Moe Kafer on Vimeo.