Part of the series - Wild food in Covid times
Join me as I search for, gather, cook and pickle a few seaweeds
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- 0:00 Intro:The weirest thing I’ve ever eaten (one of them).
- 5:50 A somewhat absurd search for seaweed on a rapidly incoming tide.
- 7:47 Bladder wrack. (Fucus vesiculosus)
- 11:22 Laver (Porphyra umbilicalis)
- 14:57 Dulse (Palmaria palmata)
- 19:00 Oar Weed (Laminaria digitata)
- 19:39 Carrageen (Chondrus crispus)
- 26:45 Comparison of carrageen and grape pip weed (Mastocarpus stellatus).
- 28:13 Carrageenan (the extracted gel), great for panna cotta making.
- 29:08 Sexual lubricant! 29:37 Laver as a wrap for food (fish).
- 35:30 Pit cooking laver-wrapped sea bass.
- 40:35 Lost for words, gormless thinking time.
- 41:08 Pickling kelp (Laminaria) holdfasts.
- 42:00 Introducing my favourite seaweed identification book.
- 54:43 Pressed seaweeds.
- 1:03:13 Introducing a few coastal plants (and their roots).
- 1:10:50 Deep frying seaweed.
- 1:14:56 Digging up the pit-cooked fish.
- 1:18:23 Delicious lunch.
- 1:21:24 Slipper limpet shells.
- For the long article on seaweeds I mention, click on FergusDrennan-TheBushcraftJournal-Issue-9
- Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland (Wild Nature Press) Paperback – 5 Jun. 2017 2nd ed. Francis Bunker et al.
- I found a clip I mentioned of the monkeys eating mermaid's purse eggs. They were Chacma baboons, living around the southern tip of Africa: Wild monkeys eating shark eggs on low tide - BBC wildlife