As a sort of penance for Zoe Williams’ rubbish piece (see below), the Guardian published this enlightening write-up of traditional kipper and herring production. As is often the case when I read a G2 article and think “hold on, this is interesting”, it turned out to be an excerpt from a forthcoming book, awfully titled The Land That Thyme Forgot, which looks to be all about old school British food culture. Should be interesting – the line seems to be that Britain has a rich culinary tradition (yay!) but has utterly neglected it (boo!).