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April Vokey

April Vokey

April Vokey is a fly fishing writer, fly-tyer, and speaker. After guiding in British Columbia for ten years, she now splits her year between camp in northern BC and Australia. She is an FFF certified casting instructor, forager, bowhunter, and mother.

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Nostril to Caudal: Fish Skin Crisps

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Nostril to Caudal: Fish Skin Crisps

For the last two months, we’ve talked about ways to eat every part of a fish—except the fillets. We’ve been through cheeks, collars, brains, whole heads, eyes, throats and tongues; hearts, intestines, stomachs, esophagi, air bladders, visceral fat, and livers; eggs, milt, spinal cords, spleens, and...
April Vokey Dec 26, 2019
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Nostril to Caudal: Eating Fish Skins, Fins, Scales, and Slime

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Nostril to Caudal: Eating Fish Skins, Fins, Scales, and Slime

In this final installment of “Nostril to Caudal,” I’m tackling the exterior of a fish—specifically the skin, fins, scales, and slime. Unlike offal, most people aren’t grossed out by the thought of eating animal skin. Pork cracklins and crispy fried chicken are delicacies in many countries, and fish...
April Vokey Dec 17, 2019
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Nostril to Caudal: Fish Kidney Black Pudding

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Nostril to Caudal: Fish Kidney Black Pudding

I carried a spoon in my wader pocket when I used to guide for salmon on the Fraser River. As guests dragged their fish onto the bank, I would rip the fish’s gills, then pull out its organs before the sun could coagulate them into a hotpot of sludge. One thing that always confused me, however, was...
April Vokey Dec 13, 2019
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Nostril to Caudal: Eating Fish Eggs, Milt, Spinal Cords, and More!

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Nostril to Caudal: Eating Fish Eggs, Milt, Spinal Cords, and More!

Casual anglers might struggle to gather sufficient organs for all the different preparations I’m covering in this series. My intention, really, is to show you that these organs are edible and encourage you to sample a few. If you find that you really like particular bits, you can do what I’ve done...
April Vokey Dec 6, 2019
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