• OldHarry

    Eel smoking

    October 12, 2017 by OldHarry

    In 'The Big Six', the Death and Glories go to great trouble to smoke the eels given to them by Harry Bangate, but the results are poor -in fact inedible.  I think this is due to their use of pitch pine in the smoking process.  Apparently soft woods are unsuitable for use in smoking fish, and pine would impart a nasty, resinous flavour.

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  • Nankai

    Arthur Ransome Trust

    January 21, 2012 by Nankai

    Arthur Ransome Trust (ART) is a registered charity in England (No 1136565) whose main aim is to establish and develop a public centre in the Lake District, dedicated to the life and works of Arthur Ransome.

    • Arthur Ransome Trust website
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  • Nankai

    Julia Jones, the owner of Arthur Ransome's yacht Peter Duck has written a children's novel, The Salt-Stained Book which is some sort of tribute to Ransome's Swallows and Amazons series:

    • Extract from The Salt-Stained Book
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