Thursday, December 23, 2010

W for Winkles

Andrew explores Winkles as edible coastal food. They appear in prehistoric shellfish middens throughout Europe, and is therefore known to have been an important source of food since at least 7500 BC in Scotland.
They are usually picked off the rocks by hand or caught in a drag from a boat. They are eaten in Great Britain and Ireland where they are commonly referred to as winkles or in some areas willicks or wilks, and in Belgium where they are called crickles.Periwinkles are considered a delicacy in African and Asian cuisine. The meat is high in protein and low in fat.Andrew also shows how to cook limpets.
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