Recently Dana McCauley, a wonderful food writer (You can check out what I wrote about her and her latest book Dana's Top Ten Table) came to Halifax on a Cross-Canada tour (more of that on Once Upon a Feast). But that's not why I'm writing this post. A reader of her post had a question that Dana thought I might be able to answer. So for all of you Maritimers (or anyone else, for that matter)....
Kathleen, of Digby NS asked about Maritime smoked clams and where to find them. Apparently, they are (make that were) delicious and she can't find them anyhwere.
After doing all kinds of Google searches and a very early AM trip to the Halifax Farmers Market to find out the scoop from the folks who would know...I'm sorry to have to tell you that it looks like no one does it any more. I asked the man who really knows everyone in the business...Mike of Mike's Fish Shop, who sells lots of smoked fishes and Phillip Docker of Shadaph Oysters who says if Mike doesn't know, well... Philip also told me that while lots of fish & seafood producers used to smoke their goods (including Shadaph), very few still do it today.
Sorry to disappoint Kathleen, but perhaps some of my readers might know.