Pub operators and top chefs are getting involved in this year's Seafood Week
Marston's Pub Company and chefs and food writers including Hugh
Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tom Parker Bowles, Nick Nairn and Brian Turner are
supporting the campaign which runs from the 5 to 12 October.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who is supporting the campaign for the first
time, said: "Without fish and shellfish, I'd feel pretty bereft in the
kitchen. I eat seafood several times a week and many of my failsafe,
ready-in-20-minutes weekday suppers are based on fish simply fried, grilled
or roasted. I am endlessly inspired by the enormous variety of edible
creatures that swim in our seas."
Major UK-wide hotel chain, Macdonald Hotels has also signed up as a partner
Seafood Week is now in its seventh year and is run by UK industry body
Seafish. For the second year running, '2 a week' is the theme, encouraging
everybody to eat the recommended two portions a week, as recommended by the
Food Standards Agency.
Chris Stevens, commercial manager of Seafish said: "We've had a fabulous
response from restaurants, bars and retailers across the UK, who all
recognise the many benefits that taking part can bring. Seafood Week is an
excellent way of raising awareness of the many different varieties of
seafood available and has proven to increase sales."
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