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Top TV personalities to appear at Dorset Seafood Festival


Top TV personalities are going to be talking fish at this year's Dorset Seafood Festival in Weymouth. The panel of guests includes journalist, author and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman, top seafood restauranteur Mitch Tonks and BAFTA winning writer Nick Fisher.

They'll be taking part in a live, interactive seafood discussion on everything from cooking to conservation.
The exclusive event will be held as part of the festival on the 8th and 9th of July.
Politics will also come into play with Commissioner for Dorset Police, Martyn Underhill, talking about the post-Brexit policing of our inshore waters.  The event is hosted by BAFTA winning writer Nick Fisher.
Nick Fisher, writer and broadcaster commented:
“I firmly believe that the next best thing to catching and eating fish, is talking about catching and eating fish!”
Saturday 8th July plays host to Chef Mitch Tonks, TV personality Jeremy Paxman and Restauranteur Caroline Bennett. Sunday 9th July warmly welcomes Dorset Police Commissioner Martyn Underhill and Skipper Annie Gilbert who is one of the only female skippers working out of the UK. Annie will give some original insight into this male dominated macho world.
Mitch Tonks grew up on the South Coast and has very early and fond memories of preparing fish with his Grandmother. He recalls buckets of eels arriving at her back door, fished by the local children. The eels would win an hour’s reprieve swimming around in her sink before being prepared, boiled and jellied.
Caroline Bennett Founder & Director of Japanese restaurant Moshi Moshi in London, the UK’s first conveyor belt sushi bar, has been interested in sustainability since 1997 when her restaurant had issues sourcing her beloved bluefin Tuna.
Guests can expect lively debate on current political discussions over a glass or two of cider. Tickets will be on sale in advance, at £10 per seat, which includes a welcoming pint of local cider. Booking link coming soon.
Chefs to look out for over the two-day festival on the demo stages include: Dan Doherty, Neil Rankin, Gizzi Erskine, Mitch Tonks, Peter Gordon, Sophie Michell, Duncan Lucas – Passionate About Fish, Nigel Bloxham – Crab House Café, Matt Budden – Hilton and Pete Murt – Rick Stein.