Ok, when it comes to CHOW’s “Obsessives” series, we’re officially, um, obsessed.
The third episode (above) takes a trip up the coast to Philo, home to seaweed harvesters/experts John and Barbara Stephens-Lewallen. The happy married couple runs the Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company and are more than willing to preach the wonders of sea greens. In the multi-part video, the pair describes the four types of sea vegetables they farm (fish?), explains how to cook and dry them, and notes the coastal differences between seaweed species. As a bonus, Millennium’s Eric Tucker even makes a cameo appearance to demonstrate how to make a quick little seaweed-centric salad.
Eat Your Sea Greens: Enter the world of seaweed harvesters [CHOW]
Mendocino Sea Vegetable Company [Official Site]
Millennium [Official Site]