Launching on Monday, the week-long festival called the Love Seafood Social, will feature household names including Love Island’s Dani Dyer and Celebrity MasterChef winners Nadia Sawalha and John Partridge.
Hosted by Love Seafood the festival is designed to get more people in the UK eating seafood.
Focused around a programme of cook-alongs and seafood “how to’s,” the festival aims to remove the barriers that prevent people from buying and cooking seafood at home, making it simple and accessible for everyone to enjoy.
Dani Dyer, will be following the fish fillet from sea to plate, chatting to the passionate people working behind the scenes at Osbourne Bros in Leigh-On-Sea.
There will also be various opportunities to cook-along live with Celebrity MasterChef winners, Nadia Sawalha and EastEnders’ John Partridge, as well as Instagram foodie Katie Pix and food blogger At Dad’s Table .
To kick-off the Love Seafood Social, Nadia Sawalha will host the first of five cook-alongs. Since winning Celebrity Masterchef in 2007, Nadia has become recognised for her talents in the kitchen, releasing two best-selling cookbooks. She will also demonstrate one of her go-to seafood dishes for feeding her family of four.
John Partridge will be showing off his fish pie recipe from his debut cookbook ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ on Wednesday 14 September.
Food broadcasters and experts are also taking part in the festivities, with Nigel Barden and CJ Jackson demonstrating simple, but delicious seafood recipes to feed the whole family. Fish and chip shop The Cod’s Scallops also feature, demonstrating how people can cook the nation’s favourite takeaway at home.
Greg Smith, Head of Marketing at Seafish, which is based in Edinburgh, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have support from Dani, Nadia, John and everyone else who is taking part in the Love Seafood Social.
“As an island nation, we have a deep relationship with the sea around us, but in recent years, our eating habits have sometimes overlooked the wonderful variety of seafood available in Britain. Love Seafood aims to turn the tide on that pattern with the support of our wonderful celebrity cooks, chefs, influencers and amazing seafood businesses.”