The Urban Fishwife
Seafood in the city
The Fishwife's Table
Recipes from the city, stories from the sea
Meet the Fishwife
Essex, Ballymaloe, Edinburgh
Growing up in rural Essex Caroline has always been passionate about good food shared around the kitchen table.
After a successful career in project management and communications Caroline made the trip of a lifetime to train at the world renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co. Cork, Ireland. The Ballymaloe ethos of real food cooked well and respect for the best ingredients remains at the core of her cookery philosophy.
Relocating to Edinburgh, Scotland, Caroline pursues her shared passions of seafood and storytelling in this inspirational city with a proud maritime history. She's worked and collaborated with Seafish, Fish is the Dish, Dig In Bruntsfield, Slow Food and many more.
Services include recipe and menu development, food styling, private catering, teaching, food writing and seafood consultancy. Helping more people to enjoy delicious and versatile fish and shellfish is at the heart of The Urban Fishwife, a place to share and inspire.
Collaborations & Clients
Helping more people to enjoy great seafood
Fish is the Dish
Seasonal recipe development, writing, food styling and consultancy for the UK's leading seafood consumer website.
Marine Stewardship Council
Promoting Sustainable Seafood
Recipe writing for the MSC's collection of sustainable seafood recipe
Marine Conservation Society
Good Fish Guide App
Contributed article and recipe to the MCS website - using the Good Fish Guide App to buy more sustainable seafood
Slow Food Chefs' Alliance
Member of the worldwide Slow Food Chefs Alliance, campaigning for good, clean and fair food as part of the world's biggest food NGO.
Each Day Eat Fish Your Way
Recipe development for the annual national campaign to get people eating more seafood, more often!
Gorgie City Farm
Fork to Fork Cookery Classes
Developed and ran the Fork to Fork classes for this Edinburgh institution to develop cookery skills in the community
The Urban Fishwife provides unique seafood-focused consultancy services for businesses large or small.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how we can work together.
A Fishwife Writes
Examples of food writing and recipes, from sea to shore and beyond
To celebrate Edinburgh's Food Festival a traditional recipe using Finnan Haddie
Guest blog post introducing the Slow Food philosophy for Scotland Food and Drink
The List Eating & Drinking Guide
Contributor to the ever reliable food and drink guide from The List
Crail Food Festival
Stories of producers taking part in the annual festival held in the historic fishing village of Crail
Bruntsfield Links Magazine
Regular seasonal and accessible recipes for this well loved local magazine
Series of guest posts for Edinburgh's favourite food blog
Delicious seafood for every occasion
Whether it's private dining, a canapé party, or a special occasion, let seafood bring a touch of glamour to your event.
Contact Caroline to help create your seafood feast.
shetland mussel broth with white wine, shallots and herbs
baked river tweed trout with fennel hollandaise and heritage potatoes
elderflower & gooseberry sorbet with sweet cicely
Call (or email) the Fishwife
Love seafood? Drop me a line and see how we can work together
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