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Giving Thanks for California Protections this November

Posted by on Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

November is a time of gratitude, family, shorter days and holiday cheer. But it’s also the height of election season, which comes with a whole lot of political angst. This year Pucci Foods was following one battle closely. While it’s not tied to a particular proposition or candidate, it hits very close to home. We’re talking about federal plans to expand offshore oil drilling along the California coast, and Governor Jerry Brown’s attempts to make sure this never happens.

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Forget the Lobster Feed, Throw an Oyster Feed this October

Posted by on Saturday, October 6th, 2018

The San Francisco Bay Area is the envy of the entire country when it comes to fresh oysters. With a world-class oyster industry centered just north of San Francisco, in Tomales Bay, local fish suppliers, including Daily Fresh Fish literally stock the cream of the crop. Don’t take this succulent delicacy of the sea for granted this season. Ring in October with an oyster feed, whether you keep it a small, family affair, or whether you host guests.

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Bay Area Oysters: October’s Crown Jewels

Posted by on Monday, October 1st, 2018

Fall means fresh oysters are pouring into Bay Area fish markets. And while your customers may know oyster season is in full swing, they may not know the local lore behind these fall favorites.

Tomales Bay is the center of California’s renowned oyster industry. For more than a hundred years, the remarkable bay has provided delicious, sustainable oysters to the Bay Area and beyond. The close proximity of Tomales Bay to San Francisco (a mere 60 miles) makes local seafood lovers among the luckiest on the planet. Bay Area fish markets are the first stop in a world-class oyster pipeline.

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Serve up Seafood Comfort Food During September

Posted by on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, comfort food often means seafood, from tender mahi mahi steaks or slabs of juicy salmon, to bowls of creamy, salty, clam chowder served with a side of fresh sourdough bread. As the last of California’s summer days pass through, make comfort food the focus of your fish counter.

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National Fish and Chip Day: Not Just for the UK

Posted by on Friday, June 1st, 2018

It’s back. June 1st marks this year’s National Fish and Chip Day in Britain. But seafood markets here in the Bay Area would be wise to join in the budding tradition. Who doesn’t love the winning combination of battered fish and crispy, deep fried potatoes? This is a meal not only rooted in history, but one that satisfies our taste buds, and our craving for comfort food.

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Copper River King Salmon Struggles to Make a Comeback

Posted by on Monday, May 21st, 2018

It’s May and that means the Pacific Northwest (and the San Francisco Bay Area) is close to celebrating the arrival of the famous Copper River king salmon. These enormous, silver fish have bright red, firm flesh, and a particularly rich flavor because of extra fat the fish store for the exhausting fight upriver to spawn. Copper River kings have become so iconic that the inaugural catch of the season is a worldwide event, with a pilot delivering the first huge fish to the Seattle Airport, where chefs have a cook-off right on the tarmac. But in recent years, the excitement of the season’s opening has been dampened by bleak forecasts. This year is no exception. Read the full article…

Go Gourmet for Mother’s Day

Posted by on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Mother’s Day is one of those high-pressure holidays that you simply can’t ignore. Moms do so very much and this is the day we all go the extra mile to show our appreciation. Play up Mother’s Day at your Bay Area fish market this year by offering gourmet options to either take home already prepared, or for customers to take home to do the cooking themselves. While a night out may say “I love you,” a night in, that took time and effort and thought, often says it a little louder. Give your customers a head start on that special meal by offering fillets already in marinade, packets of herbs and spices ready to add to the pan, or recipe cards with easy, gourmet fish recipes. 

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Pucci Spring Health Benefits Blog

Posted by on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Grilled Mahi with Lemon.

Let Spring Remind Customers of Health Benefits of Fish

Spring is that time of year when we celebrate and see rebirth all around us. The trees are flowering, the hills are green, and as the weather turns warmer, we venture outside more, with a renewed sense of beginning. Harness the invigorating mood at your Bay Area fish market by reminding customers that when they take home fish for dinner, they are also taking home a vehicle to better health. Read the full article…

Pucci Saint Patricks Day March Fish Blog

Posted by on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Swiss potato pancakes with smoked salmon and sauce on a plate close-up. horizontal

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Your Seafood Market Customers

There’s nothing more American than taking part in holidays that celebrate our country’s diversity, from Chinese New Year to Saint Patrick’s Day—especially when those holidays are a perfect opportunity to indulge in certain foods. The cliché (based in truth) is that the potato is king in Ireland. And lucky for Bay Area fish markets, this island nation is also famous for a variety of seafood. Take advantage of this tasty pairing of fish and potatoes and whip up something special for your customers to take home this Saint Patty’s Day: Irish Boxty. Read the full article…

Give a Little to Get a Little Love This Valentine’s Day

Posted by on Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Fresh raw oysters

There is no day on the calendar better suited to aphrodisiac foods than Valentine’s Day. And one of the most notorious foods rumored to help people get in the mood is fresh, raw oysters. The legendary 18th century lover Casanova wrote in his memoir that he ate fifty oysters every day for breakfast, and dozens more at lunch and dinner.  Recently, a team of American and Italian researchers found that there is indeed science behind the oyster aphrodisiac reputation. It turns out the shellfish are rich in rare amino acids known to trigger an increase in sex hormones. Those amino acids actually peak in the Spring, making them the perfect lover’s pick-me-up even well beyond Valentine’s Day. Read the full article…