Saturday 1 August 2015

Russell Lambert of M and O Fish, Darwen and Chorley Markets

This month's foodie is Russell from M and O Fish who have a stall on Darwen market and also on Chorley Market on Tuesday, they have also set up a website and trade with the public and supply fresh fish to many pubs and restaurants in the area. 

M & O Fish is a family run business.Russell has worked as a fishmonger for over 20 years over a variety of markets over the North West.

A question which we are asked by many is why are we called M & O Fish?
The business is named after our two daughters Megan and Olivia.

We sell a large selection of fresh fish and seafood.We also stock Game when in season and offer a local delivery service and also offer UK courier delivery service.

What is your favourite cookery or food book or publication?
I don't use cookbook's. I use my own inspiration or my wife's with fresh food and
fresh ingredients.

What sentence sums up Lancashire Food to you?
Showcasing great local traders as businesses.

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you like to be?
I left school two weeks early to work on Blackburn fish market and I can't see myself changing my job from a fishmonger. I wake up everyday and I am glad to go to work,Not a job for many but I enjoy it. I get a real kick that our customers are happy with our quality.

Which piece of kit could you not do without?
Knifes and Pin-boners.

Who would join you at your ultimate dinner party and why?
Have to say local chefs as they don't get enough recognition.

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Run a business as its your own, as it maybe one day.

Describe your style in three words
Hard-working, determined and imaginative.

What was your latest foodie gadget purchase?
Have to say our vac - packer at work and home.

What is the worst mistake you have made?
Not setting up for myself sooner and being self-employed.

Tell us a secret about yourself? May be something we wouldn’t expect!
I have never been fishing in my life.

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