Tom Fort

Eeler’s Choice

Moonlighting: Tales and Misadventures of a Working Life with Eels

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In Germany the freshwater eel, Anguilla anguilla, is regarded with reverence. The Germans love it smoked – ‘eating them with their fingers like sweet corn, the juice running down their chins,’ as Michael Brown describes it in his thoroughly engaging eel-catching memoir.

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