Wednesday, 30 July 2008

The Whitby Kipper

Whitby's world-famous kipper smokehouse has been recreated as this delightful Lilliput Lane model called The Whitby Kipper. For those like me, who dream of a coastal property, it comes complete with deeds.

Fortune's Kippers is based in Henrietta Street in the North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby: birthplace of Captain James Cook and the port of arrival for Bram Stoker's Dracula. The smokery is where the herrings are split and gutted before being soaked in brine and then hung on tenterhooks over a smouldering fire of oak chippings to be slowly smoked in the time-honoured tradition.

For some views of Whitby, visit the tourism website. It is a truly wonderful place to visit and one that I am always happy to return to.