Becoming a FishmongerPosted: March 11, 2012
In 2007 I created a fresh fish buying club at Rubiner’s Cheesemongers and Grocers in my small land-locked community in western Massachusetts. Having worked in restaurants and graduating from culinary school, I had a strong passion for food but was less educated in that of the sea. I dove in and read any book or article pertaining to fish and seafood, watched countless videos and experimented with and cooked whatever I could get my hands on. I also attended many events, tastings, and demonstrations relating to fish and seafood. In 2011 I was awarded the Jean-Louis Palladin Grant to study with renowned Browne Trading Company of Portland, Maine. Upon receiving this honor, I knew my career belonged to fish and I had found my path.